Fraserside kicks-off 50th Anniversary Celebration with Peterson Place Open House
On March 16, 2022, Fraserside celebrated the First-Year Anniversary of the new modular homes at Peterson Place in Surrey with an Open House. The event was also the first of many Fraserside 50th Anniversary celebrations this year.
Even the sun did its part by beaming on the dignitaries; guests; and ambassadors, people who call Peterson Place their home. It was wonderful to see Fraserside colleagues share in the success of this program. Present at the event were Fraserside’s Leadership team and employees, Board Directors, funders, local government officials and community partners. Guests included City of Surrey’s Mayor Doug McCallum, Surrey Councillors Brenda Locke and Laurie Guerra, MLA for Surrey-Panorama Stephanie Cadieux, Surrey RCMP members, and Nomodic representatives. Attendees had the opportunity to take a virtual tour of Peterson Place and learn more about the program and Fraserside’s work, while enjoying delicious treats and hot beverages.
Peterson Place in Surrey provides low barrier housing for adults who are at risk of homelessness. Fraserside has operated Peterson Place since 2008 on behalf of BC Housing. The program opened the doors to the new modular homes in January 2021. The new housing complex was constructed by Nomodic, and includes 38 modular units each with a private washroom.
Fraserside also celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. 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 around 200 people, working out of 13 locations, across six communities. 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.