We recognize the urgent need for housing in Maple Ridge. Having a safe, warm place to stay is an important first step to help people get back on their feet and make positive changes in their lives. The temporary 53 units opening at Royal Crescent will provide much-needed homes with support services required to help people stabilize.
Residents will have their own private units and will have access to life and employment skills training, health and wellness support services, meal programs and opportunities for volunteer work. Fraser Health’s Intensive Case Management (ICM) team will assist tenants facing complex challenges related to health, substance use, mental health, poverty and education by providing comprehensive assessments, individualized community-based supports and connections to other services.
Transitioning individuals from the homeless camp, Salvation Army shelter and within the community is truly a team effort. The move is expected to take place over five days and outreach workers, BC Housing, Coast Mental Health and Fraser Health staff will work with individuals and help them transition into their new homes.