House of Commons visits Gateway of Hope

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Today, The Gateway of Hope in Langley had a visit from The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The Committee was very interested in hearing about what The Gateway of Hope does to support the homeless, what is the impact of their programs and services, their views on housing and what they thought the governments could do to help strengthen housing, neighborhoods and communities. Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley – Aldergrove, discussed the effects of positive collaboration when government and community work together to address needs together. Thank you Mark and Members of Parliament for your questions and great dialogue.

 The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope's mission is to to help the homeless and those at risk with material assistance and other crucial supports, in order to help them find hope and move forward. They offer many services and programs to help those in the local community including; community meals, emergency shelter, cook training, material assistance, school supplies and more! 


From left to right:

Cameron Eggie: Operations Manager for Gateway of Hope
Anju Dhillon, Member of Parliament
Emmy Skates, Gateway of Hope Executive Director
Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament
Bryan May, Member of Parliament
Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament
Brigitte Sansoucy, Member of Parliament
Brian Venables, Divisional Commander
David Woodland, Divisional Social Services Secretary
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament