For 38 years, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has provided a safe space for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. We provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. We support women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development. Learn more here.

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Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on December 1, 2015 and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is participating! The GivingTuesday facilitators say, “We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”

On Tuesday, December 1st, show you care for the community by donating to a great cause. You can donate before and throughout December so your donations can be received in time for the holidays!

Donate to DEWC hereGivingTuesday


DEWC’s Christmas Programming

Each  year  the  Downtown  Eastside  Women’s  Centre  hosts  a  Christmas  Dinner  for  over  500  women  and  children  in  the  neighbourhood.   We  also  hold  special  brunches  on  Christmas  and  New  Year’s  days.   We  depend  on  the  generosity  of  the  community  to  provide  our  members  with  these  special  holiday  celebrations.  This  is  a  remarkable  opportunity  to  share  in  the  spirit  of  the  season.  Gifts  will  be  given  to  women  and  their  children  at  our  drop-in  centre  and  emergency  shelter,  and  will  be  delivered  to  women  who  are  in  the  hospital  over  Christmas.

Christmas Wishlist: DEWC Christmas Wishlist 2015