BUILDING TOGETHER

The need: Affordable Housing. The solution? Building Together.

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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.

 

 

Building Together is a milestone community project to be built by Sunshine Coast Community Services 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

With your help, we will build new, affordable housing specifically for women and children on top of a redeveloped space for our support programs the entire community can access.
Our Building Together development will be built on land we own in downtown Sechelt, and with 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

Help us close the $3,000,000 funding gap

We are so close to making this project a reality -  we need your help to close the gap. Government funding will cover much of this project cost, but we need to raise another $3 million to ensure we make this desperately needed new facility a reality. We are 70 per cent of the way there! We need your support in raising the final $3 million needed to fully fund the $23-million project, which will be largely paid for by government.

That's a $400,000 fundraising potential!

This is an exciting offer to help you maximize your impact! That’s why we urgently need your support today with a tax-deductible gift - matched 100% for a limited time.

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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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