Immigrants and Refugees Centre Breaks Ground in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, BC, June 20, 2014 — Construction is underway for the new Welcome House, a multi service hub dedicated to supporting immigrants and refugees which includes first and second stage housing for individuals and families in B.C.
The building, located at 2610 Victoria Dr., will feature 16 housing units that will be flexible to create multiple bedrooms capable of accommodating various configurations from singles to families and up to 138 beds. The new Welcome House will be the first facility of its kind in the world bringing together under one roof several organizations, public institutions, government services and programs to address the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants arriving in B.C. This development will be operated by Immigrant Services Society of B.C. (ISSofBC) and is estimated to be complete by late 2016.