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 1000 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.
Treat yourself while supporting a good cause Ticket purchases, donations and auction will help us meet our fundraising goal of $100,000, which will directly support our essential meals program while also helping create and maintain safe spaces for women… Read MoreLearn More
DONATION WISHLIST *NOTE: Our donation wishlist is regularly updated. Please check this page for the most up-to-date information. Updated on March 2nd, 2023 302 Columbia Drop-in Centre donation wishlist Drop-in Centre Address: Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, 302 Columbia… Read MoreLearn More
Volunteer Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Volunteers are integral to our ongoing work to provide a safe and welcoming space for all self-identifying women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Volunteer opportunities… 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 financial statements
Read past financial statements.