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  About Santa Rosa Place page last updated - November 17, 2015
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Second Stage Housing - Santa Rosa

"Santa Rosa Place" offers safe, affordable "Second Stage Housing" for women and their children.

Santa Rosa Place is a 12 unit, second stage transitional housing project of the Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley. The apartment building is located in Mission, BC and houses women and their children from both Mission and Abbotsford.

The apartments consist of bachelor and 1-2 bedroom units all of which are modest in size. There is also an apartment that is used as a community apartment where residents can cook together, watch TV, use the computer, hold a meeting, or just socialize. All units are self-contained with full cooking and bathing facilities.

Residents of the Abbotsford and Mission Transition Houses are given priority placement at the Santa Rosa. Referrals are also taken from other social service agencies and providers. Many women self-refer. There is no time limit imposed on how long a resident may stay. Some stay for short periods of time while they find permanent housing, others stay longer and consider Santa Rosa Place their home.

To live in the Santa Rosa, residents must be committed to an alcohol and drug-free life style. It is a women's only building and no men are permitted onsite without staff permission. Santa Rosa Place is a violence-free place and staff and residents work hard to ensure the building is a safe, secure, good quality home.

During the summer months, residents have the opportunity to garden together in the community garden. They can also gather under the arbor for barbecues or to visit.

Women's Resource Society staff, contractors and volunteers have largely finished the interior renovation and hope to begin on a facelift for the exterior during 2009. Although the building is sound, it is also old and patches of stucco need to be repaired, wooden trim needs to be replaced, and the whole exterior needs to be painted. We are committed to a full restoration of this building that has a long history on Mission's main street.

We rely on the generosity of the community in order to maintain Santa Rosa Place. Our thanks to those businesses, organizations and individuals who have donated material, skills and donations to date. If you are interested in helping in any way, please call us at 604-746-4200.

SANTA ROSA - Creating An Outdoor Living Space and Garden

Santa Rosa Gardens

For further information about Santa Rosa Place
call the WRSFV Building Administration staff at 604-746-4200

The Women's Resource Society of the Fraser Valley
is working for the safety and security of women and children.

WRSFV Programs and Services are funded by: the Province of British Columbia: Ministry of Health, Fraser Health, Ministry of Housing and Social Development, Government of Canada: Health Canada, United Way of the Fraser Valley, District of Mission, Mission/Abbotsford Soroptimist International, Business, Service and Faith Groups, Individuals and fundraising initiatives.

Government of Canada

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District of Mission

Ministry of Housing and Social Development Fraser Health BC
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