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Safe Stay Community Information Session #2: Dec. 1, 2021
The City of Vancouver’s First Safe Stay Community OpensOn Dec. 23, 2021, the City of Vancouver opened its first Safe Stay Community, providing the most vulnerable in the community with warm, dry and secure surroundings where they have access to high-quality, compassionate life-saving and social services while they work to transition out of homelessness.
Safe Stay Community Pallet Shelter TourGet a sneak peek at the prefabricated shelters that will be used at the City of Vancouver's Safe Stay Communities
City Council Workshop Plan Presentation (May 24, 2021)Homeless Resource Coordinator presents the proposed plan to address the impacts of homelessness in Vancouver.
Students Bring Holiday Spirit, Community Building Effort to Safe StayLocal students from Lupine Experiential School got in the giving spirit with a special delivery to the residents of Vancouver's first Safe Stay Community in east Vancouver. As part of a community-building service project, the children delivered cookies, homemade holiday decor and welcome cards – ushering in the holiday spirit and sparking a bit of joy for those working to transition out of homelessness.
Vancouver Opens Second Safe Stay CommunityVancouver's second Safe Stay Community for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness opened in April 2022 at 4915 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The Safe Stay Community, managed by the nonprofit Living Hope Church, provides safer, more stabilizing shelter for up to 40 residents as they work to transition out of homelessness. The temporary Safe Stay Community will improve community health, safety and cleanliness for both housed and unhoused community members by: - Offering unhoused residents greater access to services, increased stability, and safe, healthy, and humane living conditions to transition out of homelessness - Reducing garbage, trash and clutter in public spaces - Relocating residents who are currently living in tents or vehicles - Prohibiting camping within 1,000 feet of the site
Safe Stay Community Art InstallationIn August 2022, Vancouver’s Safe Stay Community “Hope Village” on East Fourth Plain Blvd. received an inspirational collection of eight original art pieces along its fences. As part of the Clark County Mural Society’s Summer of Murals program, Fourth Plain Forward and the City of Vancouver funded the production and installation of the art – providing a sense of pride and inspiration for community members seeking a path out of homelessness. Artworks by Catya Elise Ledezma, Susan Soltua, Christian Barrios, Travis London and Stephan Smith