Homelessness

Vernon’s Upper Room Mission faces ‘huge financial distress,’ temporary closures

General manager Naomi Rouck hopes $40 for 40 years campaign will help keep the mission afloat

 

Okanagan volunteer wants to comfort, encourage Kelowna’s homeless

George Pierce is a volunteer at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

 

Penticton bylaw officers tear down homeless man’s camp

Bylaw had “serious” safety and fire concerns about the dwelling in the Skaha Lake parking lot.

 

Province to count Okanagan’s homeless

Volunteers will conduct counts in Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna and other communities this spring

Vernon team collecting warm donations for the homeless while waiting for charitable status

Vernon Homeless Outreach Team will collect donations in the Village Green Shopping Centre Oct. 26-27

Meet Vernon’s newest homeless outreach team

The Vernon Homeless Outreach Team makes its first formal appearance Aug. 28 at Upper Room Mission

Entrepreneur gives Vernon’s homeless women a boost

The woman says she’ll continue to package and send out bags of products from her self-run business

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

Number of homeless deaths more than doubled in B.C. as opioid crisis set in

New data shows trend between more overdose deaths and the number of people dying in the street