Your donations create safe space, basic needs, and positive change every day of the year.
Since 1978, 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
90% of your donations go directly to services that support vulnerable women and their children.
Our volunteer opportunities are for women (trans inclusive) over the age of eighteen. Volunteer roles at the Drop-In Centre include, but are not limited to: management of the DEWC Clothing Room, mail-outs, food preparation, organizing donations, and helping with special… Read MoreLearn More
Please take a minute to browse other useful links we have:
Our partners & other links
Click through for partner organizations, information and health resources, women-specific services, housing links, arts, and advocacy groups.
Our resource guide
Comprehensive list of local resources including free or low-cost meals, employment programs, shelters and support groups.
Our financial statements
Read past financial statements.
Read our brochure containing information about DEWC.
Getting to the Roots: Exploring Systemic Violence Against Women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
Community safety audit report, detailing the extensiveness of violence against women in the Downtown Eastside and the necessity for safe spaces and services specifically for women.