302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC admin@dewc.ca 604-681-8480

Drop-in Centre

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
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Clothing
  • 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.