As of the week of December 14, 2015, RainCity Housing began accepting people into the shelter portion of Coquitlam’s new 3030 Gordon Ave shelter & transitional housing facility. The first folks came from the Tri-Cities Bridge Shelter program currently operating until the end of December. This overlap was intended so that there would be no gaps in service provision. The 3030 Gordon Ave. facility has 30 shelter beds in single private rooms: 20 for men and 10 for women. Pets are welcome and three meals a day are provided. The building is staffed 24 hours a day, every day and the front desk can be contacted 24/7 at 604.474.0435. If no one is able to answer when you call, please leave a message. Individuals needing shelter can show up in person any time.
Initial referrals to the 30 self-contained suites of transitional housing at 3030 Gordon Ave. are to be made through BC Housing. Once the application is received, new applicants are interviewed by BC Housing and RainCity staff, and they decide together on successful applicants. To apply, please contact BC Housing’s Orange Hall Office at 604.648.4270 or OrangeHall@bchousing.org
Extreme Weather Response
Beginning in January 2016, 3030 Gordon Ave. will provide shelter space in a dormitory setting for an additional 30 individuals during periods of exceptionally inclement weather when the shelter portion of the facility is at or near capacity. Pets are welcome and two meals are provided.
An ‘Extreme Weather Alert is called by the Tri-Cities EWR Coordinator and area service providers are notified of the additional shelter spaces that are available. The current Tri-Cities EWR Coordinator is Sandy Burpee, 604.461.2926.
The extreme weather beds will be available for occupancy starting at 4 PM on the day the Extreme Weather Alert is declared. Thereafter, while the Extreme Weather Alert is in effect, intake will occur on an around-the-clock basis.
For any questions about the building or the programs operating at 3030 Gordon Ave, please contact email the shelter manager at GordonManager@raincityhousing.org