Daily, the DEWC drop-in centre offers a refuge for women and children in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. We provide basic needs as well as counselling, advocacy, social, educational and referral services:
- Breakfast and lunch program
- Crisis counseling and advocacy
- First Aid
- 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, and Grief & Loss) 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.
Please see our Hours & Location page for hours of operation, donation drop-off hours, and contact information.