Joy's Place

Tri-City Transitions Society
Coquitlam - Location withheld for safety reasons

Tri-City Transitions Society (TCT) presented Terra with a Turning Points Award on October 7, 2013, in recognition of Terra's significant contribution to making a difference to the future of the Society and their clients.  The Society provides assistance to women and their children who have been impacted by violence and abuse in the Tri-Cities communities of Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra.  The Society offers counseling, victim assistance and emergency housing.

Originally, Terra was hired to produce a facility & services review and a facility strategy for the Society.  This included organizing a community roundtable with stakeholders to discuss partnership opportunities to develop supportive housing in the Tri-Cities.

Terra then worked with the Society to enable TCT to move their operations from their existing, provincially-owned facility to a larger and newer, Society-owned building, while maintaining the operating funding for their much needed housing and programs.  The project also added 4 new emergency beds and 6 longer-term transitional beds to the Society's portfolio.  Terra helped the Society create and then carry out their business plan.  This entailed securing capital funding for the project, including federal dollars, negotiating the contract for purchase and sale for the new building, and assisting with negotiations to ensure the current BC Housing operating funding would remain in place when the sale completed.