Home > AHA Media, April Smith, Downtown Eastside, DTES, Harm Reduction, Homelessness, New Fountain Shelter, PHS, PHS Community Services Society, Portland Hotel Society, Sarah Blyth, Vancouver, Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Vancouver DTES > Speeches to SAVE New Fountain Shelter in front of Vancouver Police Department at 2120 Cambie Street in Vancouve

Speeches to SAVE New Fountain Shelter in front of Vancouver Police Department at 2120 Cambie Street in Vancouve

Funding for New Fountain Shelter will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time it would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets!

A bit about the New Fountain Shelter:

Opened at Christmas in 2008, the New Fountain Shelter, funded for only 27 beds, regularly sleeps close to 40 people night after night. In addition to providing a temporary shelter for Vancouver’s homeless the New Fountain has connected over 300 people to safe, permanent housing and works hard to connect people to the medical and social services they need.

You can make a difference by emailing or phoning the mayor of Vancouver, the provincial government, BC Housing, or your federal government representative and tell them you feel housing for the homeless is important and necessary

*With thanks to Craig Sinclair for filming the following videos of Downtown Eastside folks speaking to SAVE the New Fountain Shelter

Below is a photo and video of Dalannah Gail Bowen

Below is a photo and video of Randy Comiso and his personal story of staying at New Fountain Shelter

Below is a photo and video of Sarah Blyth speaking to SAVE New Fountain Shelter in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

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  1. coco Culbertson
    April 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Wonderful work April! Thank you so much!

    • April 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm

      We’re very glad to support the New Fountain Shelter!

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