302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC engagement@dewc.ca 604-681-8480

Drop-in Centre

Daily, the Centre offers a refuge for women and children in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  We provide basic-needs, as well as counseling, advocacy, social, educational and referral services:

  • Breakfast and lunch program
  • Crisis counseling and advocacy
  • First Aid
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Clothing
  • Telephone and computer access
  • Secure mailing addresses
  • Storage of personal documents
  • Message board
  • Resource Centre
  • Social space for women to build community

DEWC also provides dinner for women who attend our evening groups (including healing circle, battered women support services, Warriors Organizing Women, yoga, elders council) held most nights of the week from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We open our doors seven days a week, 353 days a year.  We close once a month for all-day staff meetings and we are open on all statutory holidays including Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday and statutory Holidays from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 4J1
Tel:  604-681-8480

LUNCH SERVED DAILY AT 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

DEWC acknowledges the financial assistance of:
the Province of British Columbia
in supporting  our Drop-in Program