Our Partner Organizations
Abbotsford Community Services
Abbotsford Community Services is a multi-service agency that fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership since 1969. Youth Resource Centre (YRC) is a part of ACS and for over 20 years has been offering multiple programs for youth and their families including support for youth to live successfully on their own in the community.
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides a safe space, practical support, basic necessities and nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. Since 1978, DEWC has supported women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.
The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)
The Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) has been supporting Aboriginal families and youth in the community of Surrey for 20 years. Our Aboriginal Housing Outreach and Homeless Prevention team offers housing advocacy and support to promote long term respectful landlord and tenant relationships.
Lu'ma Native Housing Society
Lu'ma Native Housing Society was incorporated in 1980 and currently owns and operates an affordable housing portfolio of just under 500 units of housing. Lu'ma provides a broad range of services to the Aboriginal community, including delivering ‘Housing First’ funds under the National Housing Initiative.
Milieu Family Services
Milieu Children and Family Services Inc. is a multi service organization that provides support services to children, youth and adults and their families with a range of disabilities and challenges since 1989. Our supports and services are committed to person-centred practice and seek to foster independence, help build relationships, and increase community inclusion and citizenship opportunities for those we serve.
Pacific Community Resources (BYRC & GYRC)
PCRS offers a range of housing options for low-income youth ages 16 to 24 who face multiple barriers, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and need extra support to independently maintain housing. Our programs are designed to help youth transition to independence by providing support with goal setting, life skills, and stability. We have been working to help facilitate healthy communities since 1984.
PLEA Community Services Society of BC
PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 30 years. Through unique services, tailored to individual strengths and needs, PLEA helps children, youth, adults and families facing challenges lead fulfilling lives within their communities.
SOS Children’s Village BC
SOS Children's Village BC provides homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. SOS BC has 29 years of experience working with children and youth in care, and last year helped 34 youth through the Transition to Adulthood Program.
Spirit of the Children Society
Spirit of the Children Society (SOTCS) is an Aboriginal non-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada. We serve families in the Burnaby, New Westminster, and the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody). We work to empower and strengthen Aboriginal youth and families by providing support and resources through the programs we offer.
St. Leonard’s Youth & Family Services
ST LEO is an accredited, non-profit agency serving Burnaby youth & families since 1967. We help youth realize lasting positive change in their lives by building on their strengths and involving them in their communities to make positive choices and to live a healthy, safe, and productive life style. At Outlook Community Youth Services program we aim to build a network of support for youth by building bridges between young people , their families and significant others, and the community as a whole.
Union Gospel Mission
Union Gospel Mission provides meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services that relieve suffering and renew hope. UGM offers life recovery programs that provide freedom from addictive lifestyles; education, job preparation, and housing programs equip people for successful living. Union Gospel Mission has seventy-five years of experience working with vulnerable people.
Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA)
UNYA has been supporting and empowering Aboriginal Youth for over 25 years as Metro Vancouver’s only Native youth program-providing organization. The focus of the Transition Program is to help youth become fully capable of living independently, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by working with them on an ongoing basis to find and maintain safe, affordable housing.
The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Service Society (VATJSS)
The Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Service Society (VATJSS) is a non-profit agency that provides justice, homelessness, and outreach prevention services to Aboriginal people within the Metro-Vancouver area. Our goal is to prevent homelessness through encouraging, building and creating self-sufficiency within the participant's lives by empowering them with the necessary tools and support.
Watari Counselling & Support Services Society is a registered, charitable social-profit organization established in 1986 that supports vulnerable youth and families. Invested in creating space for change we are guided by a belief in the individual's innate strengths, capabilities and desire for wellness.
Zero Ceiling is a small non-profit based in Whistler, BC. Their core program, Work 2 Live, is a 12-month supportive housing and employment program for youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Zero Ceiling provides youth with a home, a job, a support system, and a lift pass so they can make a living and a life in Whistler. Zero Ceiling's goal is to provide a safe, secure, and fun transition into adulthood through outdoor adventure programming in the local mountains.
RentSmart Education and Support was founded by a group of citizens and service-related agencies in the Victoria region that came together to find solutions for unstably housed and homeless families. Their first course was piloted in 2009, and RentSmart Education and Support Society was incorporated in 2011. Since then, they have been steadily expanding the RentSmart model to meet the need for pro-active solutions that increase housing stability and prevent homelessness. RentSmart Education and Support Society partners with the Friendly Landlord Network to provide tenant education courses and other housing resources.
RentSmart in partnership with Aunt Leah's - Friendly Landlord Network is launching a new limited-scale pilot project to help eligible youth and families leaving transitional housing, families with young children and youth exiting government care overcome barriers to housing. The 18-month long project, called The RentSmart Guarantee Fund (RSGF), will increase access to housing by allowing participants to become established tenants while protecting landlords from perceived financial risk. Learn more about this exciting initiative and whether you qualify at http://rentsmartguarantee.org/
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Development and Communications Officer (FLN Coordinator)
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