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.
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 here: GivingTuesday
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