BCB MayJune 2022_LR

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"Without The Salvation Army, I would have been another statistic of the opioid crisis." REBUILDING THE DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light has been a key part of the social infrastructure of the Downtown Eastside for over six decades. We feed, shelter and provide more services and programs than any non-governmental organization in the community, but we need a new Vision. The new realities impacting the community have pushed our ability to serve to the limit and our buildings have reached their ability to serve. The facilities can no longer support the growing demands… and it's time for a new facility. The nine-storey, 170,000 sq ft, purpose-built facility will replace the four aging buildings we currently use and consolidate programs and services under one roof. New programs will be created, including a much-needed women's treatment program. This once-in-a-generation project will transform peoples' lives and revitalize the community, now and for years to come. To be a part of this vision, contact us today. ninestoriesofhope.org My story is not unique. I was an addict and I needed help. The Salvation Army took me in without judgement and they saved my life. I work there now, sending the elevator back down to help others like me. –Christina Petrina, Salvation Army Case Worker 40,000 square feet Three times our current space Universal design Ensuring accessibility for all New library and computer lab Technology that enables New counselling spaces For quiet moments of care Day sleeping room For those in need of rest Roof-top Deck An outdoor gathering area Interfaith Sacred Space A sanctuary within our city Multipurpose Rooms For adaptable programming Two Drop-in Centres Our neighbourhood's living room 100+ housing units Operated by Lu'ma Native Housing Society

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