Homelessness

The Abbotsford Homelessness Prevention and Response System (AHPRS) has been developed and implemented in collaboration with senior levels of government, local service providers and community organizations. The AHPRS is a community invested resource that provides access to housing, health, income assistance and support connections through the following, initiatives, programs and streams of delivery.  

Homelessness Action Plan

Homelessness Action Advisory Committee

In 2015, Abbotsford City Council created a Homelessness Action Advisory Committee to provide advice to Council on homelessness issues and to provide oversight to the City of Abbotsford Homelessness Action Plan.

Coordinated Intake and Referral System (CIR)

Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness and the City of Abbotsford.

Inter-Agency Care Team

The City of Abbotsford, in partnership with the Fraser Health Authority and support from BC Housing launched an Inter-Agency Care Team in September 2017, in coordination with the CIR. This team offers health-centered outreach based support and housing placement for individuals, who require access to housing, health, income assistance and support connections.

Assertive Community Treatment Team

Abbotsford Community Hub Centre

The Abbotsford Community Hub Centre opened in February 2019, and is an inter-agency, integrated support service that provides individuals experiencing complex health and social challenges with access to housing, health and pharmacy services, income assistance, essential services, and community integration supports. The Hub, which is integrated with Positive Living Fraser Valley, Inasmuch Society-MOSAIC, Healthy Aging Abbotsford, reduces barriers for individuals accessing vital support services.

Abbotsford's Shelter System

Regional Forum on Housing Best Practices

On October 15, 2015 the "Regional Forum on Housing Best Practices" was held at the University of the Fraser Valley. The event was funded in part by the City of Abbotsford, Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness, the University of the Fraser Valley, BC Housing and the Fraser Valley Regional District.

Collaborative Road Map

2018 Homelessness Count Report