Fraserside is inspired to create communities of belonging where the diversity of all people is welcome. Fraserside is a multi-service agency that supports people needing housing, seeking work, and/or living with developmental disabilities, mental health or substance use issues, or low income. Our focus is New Westminster and neighbouring communities.
Fraserside’s first four directions are rooted in our belief that communities are inclusive when people:
- Have a home.
- Make a contribution.
- Are in relationship with one another.
- Participate in community.
The roots of Fraserside Community Services Society extend back to 1972 when a small group of people formed a support group to help one another cope with, and overcome, personal challenges. What started out as six people working from a basement has evolved into an organization employing 180 people, working out of 14 locations, across six communities. We truly believe, "We all belong!"
OUR PANDEMIC RESPONSE
In the face of the pandemic, Fraserside Community Services Society continues to support people in the community every day. From supporting basic needs, to adapting programs and how we connect with people, we have worked tirelessly to help the people we serve to stay safe and to stay well.
Since March, Fraserside has provided the following additional services:
Delivered to low income individuals and individuals at risk for homelessness.
600 CARE PACKAGES
Made containing basic need items like soap, hand sanitizer, food, & gift cards.
819 PHONE CALLS
To support people struggling with substance use issues.
13 COMPUTERS WITH PLEXI GLASS
For people to access resources at our Community Day Programs.
540 LITRES OF HAND SANITIZER
Used to keep persons served and employees safe
*Figures are from March-July 2020
In response to increased need, Fraserside has launched our Fall Fundraising Campaign.