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Shelter Services

DEWC provides overnight shelter services for women who are homeless, hard-to-house, at risk of homelessness or at risk of violence. Our 3 low-barrier shelters provide over 100 beds every night and drop-in services throughout the day, providing hot meals, showers, activities, and support programs. All three shelters are open 7 days a week during the following times: 

  • Emergency Shelter: 412 East Cordova St. (24 hours) 
  • Warming and Respite Space: 398 Powell St. (2:30pm – 9am) 
  • Overflow Shelter: 265 East Hastings St. (11pm – 6pm) 

Our low-barrier system accommodates women with severe mental health and addiction issues.  Each night we shelter over 300 women across our three locations. Many of these women have been rejected by other shelters. As the focus is harm-reduction, women will not be turned away.

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