WARMING CENTRE PROJECT:
Located at 7500 Donaldson Drive in Grand Forks, BC
Whispers of Hope supports a year–round shelter in our community.
When approached in December, in desperation, to offer administrative oversight for the Warming Centre, we knew it was a matter of life and death for some people, and were proud to oblige. With insight from many stakeholders and professionals over the years, we know that providing these services keeps people safe, especially during extreme weather, and also reduces camping and loitering in the downtown core.
While we agree that more local support services are needed, we encourage the community to build upon and improve current services, rather than eliminate them. In time, we hope to see an organization more directly associated with housing initiatives take on and continue this project. In the meantime, we have decided to continue our administrative oversight until the end of June 2019, after our AGM and the election of new board members. It will be recommended to the new board to carry on administrative oversight until an appropriate organization can be found.
All funding for this project comes from BC Housing
Whispers of Hope – Chain of Command: