Sources' Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser benefits the organization's homelessness programs

Sources’ restored homelessness funding official

Restored funds will help cover the program's operating expenses for 18 months.

The official word is in – funding for Sources’ homelessness programs has been restored.

In a May 27 news release, Sources’ CEO David Young lauded the approval of $322,826 for Sources’ Essentials to Housing Support Services through the federal government’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

The funds will help cover the program’s operating expenses for 18 months.

Young had unofficially announced the funds’ reinstatement in April, without a firm dollar figure, at Sources’ annual gala – four months after receiving word that the funding had been cut.

In Wednesday’s news release, Young said the funds will enable Sources to both continue and enhance the programs, “and build towards a community where everyone has a place to call home.”

South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert described Sources efforts as “concrete action in preventing and reducing homelessness.”

Young thanked the community for the support received in the wake of January’s bad news, noting it resulted in the most successful Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser and gala to date.

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