Thursday, October 6, 2011

Taking action for the homeless

Homeless Action Week kicks off in time for the holidays

One of the best ways to show your thanks this holiday weekend is to give back to the community.

This is why the Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) is once again holding Homeless Action Week Oct. 10 to 16.

The RSCH is a coalition of community organizations and all levels of government, which began more than 10 years ago to address the problem of homelessness in the community. One of their first actions was Homeless Action Week, where community organizers and volunteers hold special events for homeless people throughout Metro Vancouver.

One organization involved is the Archdiocese of Vancouver's own Catholic Charities, which, among other things, manages The Door is Open, and the Men's Hostel at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre in downtown Vancouver.

Visit the Stop Homelessness website to sign up to help in your neighbourhood.

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