Home > AHA Media, April Smith, Community Engagement, Downtown Eastside, DTES, Homelessness, Jenny Kwan, PHS, PHS Community Services Society, Portland Hotel Society, Richard Czaban, Vancouver, Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Vancouver DTES > Thursday April 14, 2011 daytime of 24 hour Soccer Marathon to save New Fountain shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery

Thursday April 14, 2011 daytime of 24 hour Soccer Marathon to save New Fountain shelter at Vancouver Art Gallery

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 toconnect people to the medical and social services they need. BC Housing has announced that funding will not be continued beyond April 30th, after which time the Shelter would be forced to close, putting people back on the streets.

Below are photos of Jenny Kwan, Mike Farnsworth and Sarah Blyth

Below is a video of  a cheque being awarded to New Fountain Shelter

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