We are more than just a shelter
we are an exchange.

Our Story

April 2006

A study concludes that within the Squamish population of 15,000, there are at least 100 people without a home.

February 2007

Squamish Helping Hands Society officially opens their doors on February 3 to provide a warm lunch, showers, laundry facilities and internet access three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

November 2007

The centre is used overnight as an extreme weather emergency shelter. Clients are provided with dinner, breakfast and a warm place to sleep.

April 2009

Squamish Helping Hands Society provides lunch Tuesday and Thursday making the lunch program in effect 5 days a week.

2013 The House on Wilson Crescent

Helping Hands opens a nightly shelter providing a dedicated safe housing environment for Squamish homeless.