The gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic hits home for us each and every day.
COVID-19 has impacted our annual events that we rely on to fund our 100% donor-funded meal program. We anticipate that we will face more challenges to our financial well-being in the coming months.
Many of you have reached out to see what you can do to help DEWC at this time. If you are able, please consider donating to support our meal program. Just $5 can help make a difference in the life of a woman in the Downtown Eastside. Learn more
90% of your donations go directly to services that support vulnerable women and their children.
Volunteer at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre COVID-19 UPDATE 2020/2021: We are now accepting out-of-area volunteers at our Drop-in Centre. All volunteers must be willing to follow COVID-19 safety policies and procedures, which will be discussed during orientation…. Read MoreLearn More
Please take a minute to browse useful resources and other links:
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.
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
This comprehensive report is the culmination of a participatory process with 113 Indigenous women and 15 non-Indigenous women regarding the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Reclaiming Power and Place: The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Final Report
Read the Executive Summary, Volume 1a, and Volume 1b of the Inquiry’s final report. Alternatively, view more about the Inquiry and the final report on its website.
Our annual reports & newsletters
Read our past annual reports and newsletters.
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.
Note: we are currently updating our resource guide.
Our financial statements
Read past financial statements.