Regular drop-in sessions that provide resources and services for residents with lower incomes will continue until the end of 2023 at the Brighouse branch of the Richmond Public Library (RPL).
The Community Services Pop-Up sessions, hosted by the City of Richmond and RPL, started as a pilot last year to help community members navigate health and benefit systems, provide information on accessing affordable housing and recreation and connect newcomers to services.
They take place every second Thursday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m. at Brighouse Library. The next one is this Thursday, June 8. They will also run on July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.
Representatives from community-based service providers are available at these pop-ups to help out community members in a safe and welcoming space.
The pilot ran from December to May and was funded by a Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) grant.
After seeing more than 450 community members attend the sessions, the city decided to extend the sessions until the end of this year to meet popular demand.
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