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Assistance from a Distance: COVID-19 relief

Assistance From a Distance

DEWC needs your help.

COVID-19 is impacting our annual fundraising events that we rely on to support our 100% donor-funded meal programs. We anticipate more challenges to our financial well-being over the coming months.

The gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic hits home for us each and every day as we work to continue these essential services.

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 will make a difference in the life of a woman in the Downtown Eastside, providing her with access to a meal and other essential services. 

Donate online or by cheque to support women and children of the Downtown Eastside.




Your support means the world to women in need.

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support, well wishes, and generosity during this time.

DEWC could not do this without the ongoing financial support of our donors, as well as everyone who has contributed masks, sanitizer, soap, disinfectant wipes, and groceries to our drop-in centre and 24-hour emergency shelter.

We have had to adapt quickly to the changing circumstances COVID-19 has presented us with, and we will continue to offer all assistance within our means to the women and children we serve.


We are stronger together.

Now, more than ever, we are leaning on our community. Over the coming weeks, we will be developing additional ways that you can assist DEWC from a distance. Stay tuned for ways you can help DEWC – from the safety of your home.

Physical distancing is one of the most important things we can do right now to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our most vulnerable populations. We thank each and every one of you for helping to flatten the curve.