Surrey BC – Navigating the ins and outs of income or disability assistance and tenancy and housing agreements can be an exhausting challenge, especially for people who suddenly find themselves struggling to keep a job or home.
That’s where Sources Advocacy Programs’ new “Ask An Advocate” website comes in (http://askanadvocate.ca/). Funded by Fraser Health and Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation, the website is packed full of short and informative videos, commonly asked questions, resource materials and crucial information for clients and service providers. It offers guidance on what to do if you’ve received an eviction notice, how to complete a Person with Disability application and more.
“We’ve developed this website for clients and service providers to find quick answers to basic questions. This will help empower self-advocacy, and with the answers readily available online, keep people moving forward to do what they need to without having to wait for a return phone call from us to get a question answered. It also makes this basic information available to a broader scope of people who equally need it but advocacy services may not be accessible for them,” said Sources’ advocacy programs manager Soraya VanBuskirk.
An open house to officially launch the website is planned for July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sources Newton Resource Centre (#102 – 13771 72A Avenue, Surrey). There will be a demonstration of the website, viewing of some videos, and light refreshments provided. VanBuskirk, Sources CEO David Young, and Fraser Health’s manager of rehabilitation and recovery services Anthony Neptune will be present.
We would appreciate RSVPs to Soraya VanBuskirk at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!