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.
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.