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WISH Drop In Centre Society

Operated by women for the exclusive use of female survival sex workers aged 19 and over, the WISH Drop-In Centre Society furnishes a variety of services within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment. In addition to meeting essential needs by serving nutritious, hot meals, providing showering facilities, dispensing make-up, hygiene items, and clothing, WISH offers on-site nursing care, referrals to detoxification centres, rehabilitation houses, and shelters for upwards of 150 women per night.

The Gathering Place Community Centre

Drop-in membership $1.00 per year. Pool Room ($5.00 membership per year), Card/Games Room, TV Room, Cafeteria with low cost meals, Arts and Crafts, Pottery and Photography programs, Fitness/Weight Room, a Learning Centre, Laundry and personal services. They have a youth worker and a volunteer program where people can work for 4 hours in most areas in the centre for meal tickets, arts and yoga.

First United Church

overnight refuge, drop-in, emergency clothing, advocacy, free showers, basic literacy, foot care, healing touch.  Meals: Monday – Friday:8:30 am soup;9:30 am coffee/sandwiches;Noon lunch;6:00 pm dinner.Meals - Saturday – Sunday:  9:00am fruit and muffins; Noon lunch;6:00pm dinner;

Evelyne Saller Centre

We offer 3 meals daily for $2.00 each.10:00 am - 2:50 pm for breakfast11:00 am - 2:50 pm for lunchclosed 2:50 - 3:30 pm3:30 pm - 5:00 pm for dinnerAs well as shower facilities, laundry service, basic first aid, delousing (by appointment only) and a variety of recreational programs. It is also a place where people can just come and hang out. All services are free.

Directions - Family Services of Greater Vancouver

The Housing Support program at Directions assists homeless youth aged 18 years and under in securing safe and affordable housing. In addition to assisting with housing needs, housing workers also work with the youth to develop the life skills necessary to maintain housing, as well as any other resource planning. Additional support if offered to youth aged 19 - 24.

Downtown Eastside Resident’s Association (DERA)

DERA is an organization of residents working towards improving the living conditions in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.DERA organizes around issues of concern to the community as well as providing housing, advocacy, and community support programs and services. DERA assists neighbourhood residents with welfare rights issues, pensions, Employment Insurance, and income tax preparation.DERA also provides information and assistance for those seeking accommodation in the neighbourhood, and advocacy in residential tenancy disputes.

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