West Kelowna Temporary Shelter - 2515 Bartley Road

An illustration of a shelter building in the midst of a bustling neighbourhood.


There is an urgent need for safe shelter in West Kelowna. BC Housing applied for, and was successful in obtaining, a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to operate a temporary shelter at 2515 Bartley Road in West Kelowna.

The Westbank United Church, where the current and only shelter in West Kelowna, has recently sold and the shelter is unable to remain at this location. BC Housing has been working with the City of West Kelowna and Turning Points Collaborative Society to find an alternative shelter for these guests currently staying at the Church. The site at Bartley Road will provide a temporary modular shelter for those at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, in West Kelowna.

BC Housing submitted a TUP to the City for a temporary shelter to be located at 2515 Bartley Road. This proposal was brought to City Council on July 13, 2021 and passed.

This shelter will provide safe, secure homes. These are modular units to give guests private, secure, and safe rooms; construction will also be faster.

Turning Points currently manages the Westbank United Church shelter and will manage the new site at Bartley Road. Security and Turning Points staff will be onsite 24/7 to support guests and manage operations. They will provide:

  • meals
  • storage space
  • wellness checks
  • referrals to community services
  • other supports

Operator

Turning Points has been operating in the Okanagan for over 50 years providing housing, programming, and services for people at risk and/or experiencing homelessness.

Community Advisory Committee

Closer to the opening of the temporary shelter, a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) with representatives from Turning Points, BC Housing, community organizations and community members, will be created. The purpose of the CAC is to provide the project team and a broad cross-section of the community with a mechanism to:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community, the building operators and the program partners.
  • Facilitate information sharing and dialogue.
  • Identify and resolve any opportunities and concerns related to the building.

We want to answer your questions

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org


There is an urgent need for safe shelter in West Kelowna. BC Housing applied for, and was successful in obtaining, a Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to operate a temporary shelter at 2515 Bartley Road in West Kelowna.

The Westbank United Church, where the current and only shelter in West Kelowna, has recently sold and the shelter is unable to remain at this location. BC Housing has been working with the City of West Kelowna and Turning Points Collaborative Society to find an alternative shelter for these guests currently staying at the Church. The site at Bartley Road will provide a temporary modular shelter for those at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, in West Kelowna.

BC Housing submitted a TUP to the City for a temporary shelter to be located at 2515 Bartley Road. This proposal was brought to City Council on July 13, 2021 and passed.

This shelter will provide safe, secure homes. These are modular units to give guests private, secure, and safe rooms; construction will also be faster.

Turning Points currently manages the Westbank United Church shelter and will manage the new site at Bartley Road. Security and Turning Points staff will be onsite 24/7 to support guests and manage operations. They will provide:

  • meals
  • storage space
  • wellness checks
  • referrals to community services
  • other supports

Operator

Turning Points has been operating in the Okanagan for over 50 years providing housing, programming, and services for people at risk and/or experiencing homelessness.

Community Advisory Committee

Closer to the opening of the temporary shelter, a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) with representatives from Turning Points, BC Housing, community organizations and community members, will be created. The purpose of the CAC is to provide the project team and a broad cross-section of the community with a mechanism to:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships amongst the community, the building operators and the program partners.
  • Facilitate information sharing and dialogue.
  • Identify and resolve any opportunities and concerns related to the building.

We want to answer your questions

Please leave questions and comments below. You can also contact us at: communityrelations@bchousing.org

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