Sooke Shelter Society was incorporated in August, 2018. Sooke Shelter is a grassroots charity working together to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower-income, to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke, BC.
We believe that safe, decent, affordable housing benefits the entire community – economically, socially, and environmentally.
Through advocacy, we raise awareness of the critical value of stable, affordable housing to people’s education, employment, health, and overall wellbeing.
As part of our community housing strategy we need a rights-based national housing strategy that is also adequately funded and is developed in consultation with all levels of government to ensure that everyone has the right to secure, adequate and affordable housing.
Sooke Shelter Society coordinates temporary outdoor shelter/survival kits for those experiencing homelessness, advocates housing first strategy, peer support, health supports, affordable housing for all, to prevent and end homelessness in the Greater Sooke Area.
Sooke Shelter is seeking members.
You can make a difference by joining Sooke Shelter Society.
Sooke Shelter Society is a volunteer membership-based Not-for-Profit. It is through the support of our members that we do our work. Our members make the biggest impact through our committee work and active advocacy campaigns. Our members make change possible. They’re the people we call on. Their participation/actions big and small make change possible.
As a member you will be eligible to nominate a member for election, stand for election, attend and vote at the Annual General Meetings as well as any extraordinary meetings that may be called from time to time.
Members will benefit from participating in local community advocacy, outreach, fundraising, developments and contributing to plans and community resources.
Membership is open to individuals, advocates, service providers, people with lived experience, community organizations and government officials interested and/or involved in issues related to homelessness, affordable housing and who agree to support our principles and mission.
Sooke Shelter Society welcomes all those who care about homelessness, affordable housing and bringing the Housing First Strategy to Sooke.
Please contact Sherry Thompson, 250-419-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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