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Home Advocacy Homeless Prevention Program
Homeless Prevention Program

This program provides information, support and advocacy for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Income Assistance Advocacy

  • Information on income assistance rights and responsibilities
  • Communication with Ministry workers on behalf of clients
  • Representation at BC Employment and Assistance Benefits appeals and tribunal
  • Help with disability issues and appeals

Housing Advocacy

  • Information on tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Representation at arbitration's
  • Mediation with landlords
  • Assistance in applying for subsidized housing

Form Completion

  • Applications for housing and arbitration's
  • Applications for pension programs
  • Applications for income assistance programs

Services are available to individuals living in Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, Tsawassen, Ladner, Aldergrove and Cloverdale.

Partner Agencies

The advocate of the program will visit partner agencies on a weekly basis to meet with their clients. Appointments at the sites will be booked through the partner agencies.

The partner agencies include:

Boulevard Temporary Shelter

10677 Whalley Boulevard   Surrey, BC
(604) 588-1061

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
402 E Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3X1
(604) 520-1166

Lookout Society
Gateway Shelter (the Front Room)
10667 135A Street  Surrey, BC
(604) 589-7777

Options Community Services
13520 78 Avenue   Surrey, BC
(604) 596-4321

The Salvation Army
Gateway of Hope
5787 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC, V3A 0A9
(604) 514.7375

Stepping Stone 
Starting Point
20626 Eastleigh Cres. Langley
(604) 536-9611

Surrey Women’s Centre
10075 136A Street  Surrey, BC
(604) 589-1868

Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association
10095 Whalley Blvd, Surrey, BC V3T 4G1
(604) 595-1170

The goals of this program are:

To reduce homelessness in the South Fraser Valley by advocating for individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, to ensure that they have access to income support programs and services.

  • To enhance the ability of tenants to resolve conflicts and to understand their rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act and to facilitate mediation and negotiation when necessary.
  • To empower individuals and the community by providing public education, self-advocacy, one-on-one services, workshops and written materials.
  • To create ongoing support in the community through an advisory committee, which will include clients and other service providers.
  • To assist clients with obtaining and sustaining shelter. This includes market rental housing, subsidized housing, recovery homes, mobile home pads and/or trailers and shelter stays.

Funded by Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS)