BUILDING TOGETHER

Crime. Poverty. Hunger. Homelessness. Together we make change.

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Affordable housing for women and children

Together, we will build affordable housing for women and children...

 

A community services hub accessible to everyone

with programs and resources the entire community can access...

 

A safer, more accessible neighbourhood

increase neighbourhood safety and security, building connections with neighbours...

 

With a focus on food security

providing traditional Food Bank services as well as spaces to cook, grow and eat food together.

 

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Building Together is a milestone community project that will provide:

Affordable housing for women and children

34 units of affordable housing for women and their children who are vulnerable to homelessness and poverty and may have experienced violence or abuse.

A COMMUNITY SERVICES HUB ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

A redeveloped Community Services hub, purpose-built and better able to accommodate our programs while meeting current and emerging community needs.

A safer, more accessible neighbourhood

Increased safety and security of the neighbourhood with better lighting, improved pedestrian walkways and more organized activities that will build connections between neighbours.

The Need

Our community is in a housing crisis

For many on the Coast, especially women and children, poverty is a reality. 55% of children living with single parents on the Coast are living below the poverty line. That is 1,100 children and their families, struggling every day. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the vulnerability of thousands of our community members. Those at most risk are children, single mothers and women over 50. Often they struggle to meet the fundamental needs of safety, food and housing - things that most of us take for granted.

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Our Plan

Build a stronger, safer Coast for all

The Building Together development will include 34 units of affordable housing, crisis response, support and prevention programs - all in one location. These resources will be accessible to all Sunshine Coast community members and will play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of our entire community. Built on land we own in downtown Sechelt, our thoughtful design and community approach will revitalize our neighbourhood into a safe and welcoming area for all. 

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Invest in a better community

Together we make change

BC Housing has selected us to build and operate the 34 affordable housing units that will occupy the top four floors of the new 6-storey building on our current site at 5638 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt; a total investment of $16 million. To make this project a reality, Sunshine Coast Community Services has committed to raising $7 million to ensure that all Sunshine Coast residents can access the many programs and services in the new purpose-built space.

Will you help us raise the funds needed to complete this project?

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Sunshine Coast Credit Union will make a donation to Building Together on your behalf.

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What our community members are saying

"We are very pleased to support the Building Together Campaign so that vulnerable women and children on the Sunshine Coast can secure affordable housing. "

- Pamela Robertson, President, Gibsons Community Building Society

"There is a critical shortage of local affordable housing, especially for women and children fleeing violence. We congratulate SCCSS on this much-needed initiative. "

- Wendy Francis, Executive Director, Sunshine Coast Foundation

"Affordable housing plus integrated access to critical support services in a welcoming setting will be a community legacy for decades to come. "

- Jason Winkler, President, SCCSS Board of Directors

"The Building Together initiative provides Doyle Real Estate Group the opportunity to give back to our community with hopes of alleviating the housing crisis. "

- Patsy MacDonald, Realtor, Doyle Real Estate Team

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