Though we are not out of the pandemic yet, the world continues to slowly open up and many of the Richmond PRC member organizations and are offering their services again, whether, in-person, virtually or via a hybrid model. Check back weekly for regular news and updates from service providers and the various levels of government. … Read more
The BC Seniors’ guide has recently been updated, which is a comprehensive resource providing important information on health, housing, finances community supports and more to help seniors continue to live well. “Our government is committed to helping B.C.’s growing number of older adults live independently for as long as possible, to promote a healthy, active … Read more
If you or someone you know has a permanent disability or loss of physical abilities, BC Rebate for Accessible Home Adaptations (BC RAHA) might be able to help. The program provides financial assistance — up to a $17,500 — in the form of rebates for eligible low-and middle-income families to help them complete their housing … Read more
Richmond Homeless Connect has just released its revised 12-page booklet on available services — updated for the current health environment — listing services available for low-income Richmond residents. Please forward to anyone who may benefit from this information including community centres and faith community leaders. For those interested in a printed copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this video posted by the Richmond Presbyterian Church, where Reverend Victor Kim interviews Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition’s De Whalen about the work the RPRC does in the community. For more one-on-ones and other great content, be sure to visit their YouTube channel as well.
Following the successful completion of the 40-unit modular supportive housing unit, which is now fully occupied, on Alderbridge Way in 2019, there are plans to add another in the Bridgeport neighbourhood. Learn more in this article written by Tobin Ng, who also speaks to Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition’s own De Whalen about the subject.
“Coronavirus brought sickness to many people Elders becoming ancestors too soon Can’t go for coffee, watched the news more Starbucks closing down! I’ve been isolated and alone, for so many years Funny how now the world is sharing in my tears” Above is an excerpt from a poem that was jointly written between members of … Read more