Outreach

Activities reaching into and supporting our communities

Extreme Weather Shelter

Ladner United is pleased to partner with the City of Delta, Options Community ServicesDelta Police, Delta Fire, Deltassist and others, in providing those in need with a warm, safe, and welcoming place to sleep, snacks, showers, warm clothing and supplies (if needed), and an opportunity to have their clothes laundered, before leaving in the morning. The Extreme Weather Shelter season runs from October 15th  until April 15th and is open on the nights of Extreme Weather notifications.

For more information visit: http://www.delta.ca/services/social-planning/shelters

Ladner United Church is known as a place to go when you need help and don’t know where to turn. Throughout the year we are approached by various people in need and we do our best to support them as we can. When they arrive we meet with and listen to them without judgement. We assess the situation and consider the resources, supports and connections available here at Ladner United Church and/or through our partners in the community. We often engage the Delta Mobile Outreach Team (see below) we are partnered with to help us be an effective support and to link these folks with the right resources.

 

Open During

Extreme Weather Alert in Delta

Opening Time

9:00pm – 7:00am

Location

Ladner United Church
4960 48th Ave, Delta (Ladner)
(Laidlaw street entrance)

Relief Partners

Options Community Services engages a Mobile Outreach Team program at Ladner United Church providing services to those experiencing homelessness and at risk of being evicted (access to temporary housing; support in finding permanent housing; rental subsidies; access to suppliers and community services). Services are available on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – noon. Please call ahead to book an appointment with an Outreach Worker at 604-765-6751.

Prayer blankets and shawls knit by members of the Ladner United congregation are available to anyone who needs to be reminded of God’s love and care. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this gift, please contact the church office.

The Ladner Village Community Garden is open from April 1st to October 31st and has 19 plots that are rented out for a low rate per year to a variety of local people including church members and apartment or townhouse owners that live nearby. The garden plots are in a great location for growing vegetables, flowers, and especially tomatoes. There is currently a wait list of people wanting plots. For more information contact the church office.

Ladner United also supports the work of First United in Downtown Vancouver through fundraising efforts. First United provides a wide range of programs and services to help meet the basic needs of those on the Downtown Eastside who experience homelessness, extreme low income, mental health and/or addiction issues. For more information on the many programs and services at First United, visit: https://firstunited.ca/programs-and-services/

The Community Advocacy program has been temporarily suspended. If you require assistance please visit Options Community Services.

Additional
Community Connections

Ladner United is part of a group of churches in South Delta that form and support the Community Fund of Faith. The fund provides people with one-time financial assistance for needs such as housing, heat, hydro, emergency transportation and medication. For more information please contact the church office.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone with a desire to stop drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous holds the following meetings at Ladner United Church:

Tuesdays > 7:00pm – Ruby Tuesdays AA – women only (Laidlaw Street entrance)
Saturdays > 8:00pm – Saturday Night Live AA (Celebration Centre entrance on 48th ave)

Narcotics Anonymous, “We Are Deserving”, meetings for those struggling with substance abuse take place weekly in the Knoblauch Room.

Fridays> 7:30pm – 8:45pm (main entrance)

The Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism holds Taoist Tai Chi™ classes in the Celebration Centre at Ladner United Church. New participants are welcome and can register at https://www.taoist.org/

Tuesdays > 10:00am to 1:00pm

Ladner United is an active member of the LBA: https://www.ladnerbusiness.com/