Downtown Eastside Resources

HEALTH SERVICES: EMERGENCY, HOSPITALS, CRISIS SERVICES

 

HEALTH SERVICES

EMERGENCY

Ambulance, Inhalator, Fire - 911

Psychiatric - 874-7307 (Police - Car 87)

 

HOSPITALS

Vancouver General 875-4111, 855 W.12

St.Paul's 682-2344, 1081 Burrard

Burnaby General 434-4211, 3935 Kincaid

Lion's Gate 988-3131, 15th & St.George

UBC Health Services 822-7515,

Psychiatric Unit, 2255 Wesbrook Mall

Riverview 524-7000, 500 Lougheed

 

CRISIS SERVICES

Crisis Centre 872-3311:

Emergency phone for emotional crisis, family violence, suicide prevention

Rape Relief  872-8212: 24-hour phone; shelter

Women Against Violence Against Women/ Rape Crisis Centre              255-6232, 412 E.Cordova:

24-hour line for victims of sexual assault and/or violence. Workshops, Medical and Legal support

Free Rape Crisis Line:  1-877-392-7583

Drug & Poison Information Centre 682-5050:

Poison I.D.

Venture 879-8222 , 220 E.13th Ave:  

Mobile team providing psychiatric service from 8pm-3am.

Victims' Services  717-2737, 2120 Cambie:   Aid.


FREE OR LOW COST MEDICAL SERVICES: FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, DE-LOUSING, SHOWERS FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS, ALCOHOL & DRUG OUTPATIENT
 

FREE OR LOW COST MEDICAL SERVICES

Downtown Community Health Centre  255-3151, 569 Powell:

Basic health care, mental and addiction treatment, counseling, podiatry, on-site pharmacist,.  Hours vary. Call for info.      On Tuesdays, 5-8:30pm, women only.

Native Health Walk-In Clinic 255-9766, 449 E Hastings:

Services for all every day.

Pender Community Health Centre 669-9181 59 W. Pender:

A&D counseling, basic services, methadone, specialists for infections, podiatry, alternative therapies. 8:30-4:30, M-F.

The Kettle Clinic  251-5237, 1725 Venables Street:

No CareCard required. Mon 9:30-4:30, Wed-Thur 9:30-3. Call reception at 251-2801.
 

Bridge Health Clinic  709-6540, 2450 Ontario:

(Hospital at Kingsway & 13th): Immigrants & refugees; services and interpretation daily.

Butte Street Clinic 660-7949, 1170 Butte.   (GLBT)

Pine Free Clinic 736-2391, 1985 W4th   Youth

Women's Health Collective  736-5262, 29 W Hastings:

Nurse hours Mon-Thur 1:30-4:30, Friday 10am-1pm
 

Reach Community Health Centre 251-3000, 1145 Commercial Drive.

Vancouver General 875-4111, 711 W.12th:

Outpatient: Eligible low-income persons.

V.D. Clinic 707-5600, 655 W 12th:, 828 W.10th:

Appointment necessary.

 

ALCOHOL & DRUG OUTPATIENT SERVICES

AVALON WOMEN'S CENTRE: 263-7177

ODYSSEY 11 (Youth): 879-8853

A&D DAY TREATMENT: 638-3390

 

FREE OR LOW COST DENTAL SERVICES

Portland Community Dental Clinic:

778-371-0060, 360 Columbia: 

Low cost service for D.E. residents; Appts. Mon-Thur, 9-5pm

Eastside Walk-in Dental Clinic:  254-9900, 455 E Hastings: Volunteer dentists, FREE.    Open Mondays 9:30-4pm and Fridays, 9:30-12:30

VGH Dental Clinic 875-4006, 805 W.12th:

Cost reduced by 20% if uninsured. 8:30-4pm

Reach Dental Clinic 254-1331, 1145 Commercial Dr:

Call ahead.

Vancouver Community College  443-8499

Cleanings -$35
 

Welfare  1-866-866-0800 for information.

   

FREE SHOWERS, LAUNDRY, DE-LOUSING

Evelyne Saller Centre 320 Alexander:

Laundry taken at 9am, M-F, (daily limit); showers, de-lousing, first aid...9am-9pm.

First United Church 320 E. Hastings:

Showers available doe men and women.

Life Skills Centre 412 E. Cordova:

Monday - Friday, 10-3

SHOWERS FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

Coast Foundation 872-3502, 295 E.11th:

Showers at the clubhouse, 8-4pm daily.

Mental Patients Association 482-3700, 2275 Fir Street:

Showers for members, 10am-7:30pm

 

COUNSELLING, SUPPORT, INFORMATION: PSYCHIATRIC, DRUG USERS, PROSTITUTES,
 

COUNSELLING, SUPPORT, INFORMATION

Life Skills Centre 678-8278, 412 E.Cordova:

Free -showers, lunch, coffee, movies, LD phone; programs for women & men. Mon-Fri, 10-4.

 

PSYCHIATRIC

Strathcona Mental Health Team

253-4401, 330 Heatley, Suite 201.

Coast Foundation 872-3502,  295 E.11 Ave

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2801,

1725 Venables Street.

Mental Health Action, Research & Advocacy. 689-7938, 163 W.Pender:

Help with housing finance, substance abuse, appeals� M-F, 9-4.30

Community Care Teams 874-7626:

Referrals, one-to-one counselling; boarding homes & rehab programs.

Dual Diagnosis 255-9843, 255 E.12th Ave:

Outpatient and treatment options. 8:30-5, M-F

 

DRUG USERS

VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users) 683-6061, 380 E.Hastings:

Peer support, education, harm reduction.

Safe Injection Site  687-7483,139 E.Hastings

Supervised by Health personnel; clean rigs. Drugs are not supplied. Referrals for treatment

HIV/IDU Consumer Board 688-6241, 105-177 E.Hastings. Information and advocacy.

 

PROSTITUTES

PACE (Prostitution Alternatives Counselling & Education)

872-7651:  Help with housing, detox, welfare, food, clothing, shelter, daycare, employment, job training...getting off the street and somewhere safe! (Founded by former pros)

W.I.S.H. Drop-in Centre 330 Alexander:. Safe place for women working the streets. Shower facilities, food; relax with various ongoing programs. 6-10pm, Sun-Fri; 681-9244 for info. [Office at 515-119 W.Pender; 669-WISH]


 

Some helpful phone numbers

 

PACE Cellular (weekends & evenings).............786-5437

W.I.S.H.........................................669-WISH

EMERGENCY SERVICES..............................660-4927

YOUTH DETOX.....................................872-4349

ADOLESCENT SERVICES UNIT........................660-9376

COVENANT HOUSE................................. 685-7474

RICHARDS STREET CLINIC..........................660-6776

NEXUS...........................................660-5216

PARC............................................681-2122

BATTERED WOMEN'S SUPPORT SERVICE..... ...687-1867

AIDS VANCOUVER HELPLINE.........................687-2437

CHILDREN'S HELP LINE..........Dial 0 ask for Zenith 1234

 

WOMEN

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia:

Counselling, free clothes, showers, laundry, workshops, programs, welfare & housing, advocacy. Safe, confidential.

Crabtree Corner 216-1650, 533 E.Hastings:

Emergency daycare, babysitting, Single Moms Support Group. Food Bank for single moms on Tues; free soup & bannock Mon/Wed/Fri.  Free phone, condoms, clothes. Resource & referrals.

Sheway Project 216-1699 , 533 E.Hastings:

Pregnancy outreach program, maternity clinic, counselling and nutrition info, housing advocacy, donated kids' clothing often available.

Vancouver Status of Women 255-6554, 2652 East Hastings: 

Excellent resource.

Battered Women's Support Services

687-1868(business),687-1867(counselling)

10-week & drop-in group for heterosexuals & lesbians who've been emotionally and/or physically abused; counselling, legal advocacy.  Date violence program for teens.

Vancouver Women's Health Collective

736-5262, 29 W Hastings:

Info library/ referral centre on women's health issues, doctor/therapist index, phone counseling, support groups. Monday-Thursday 1-5pm, Friday 9:30-1:30

 

NATIVE PEOPLE

Aboriginal Front Door Society 604-697-5666, 384 Main Street:

Adult education, arts & crafts, drumming, healing circles. 8-2pm  Mon-Friday

Helping Spirit Lodge 872-6649, 3965 Dumfries:

Native family violence counselling.

Native Courtworkers & Counselling Association 985-5355, 520 Richards St

Vancouver Aboriginal Centre 251-4844, 1607 E.Hastings:

9am-10pm.

Hey-way-noqu' 874-1831,401-1638 E. Broadway:

Healing Circle for Addictions Society.

Vancouver Native Health Society 254-9949, 449 E.Hastings: Walk-in clinic. Physician service for all with or without medical coverage. 7 days/ week; evenings (4:30-8:30) Mon-Thur. Referrals and other services. Clinic # is 255-9766.

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services 872-6723, 210 W.Broadway:

Counselling for Native families. Advocacy and assistance with foster situations+apprehensions.

 

DISABLED

Downtown Eastside Handicapped Association 704-333 Terminal St:

Peer support, counselling; trips.

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities 875-0188, 204-456 W.Broadway:

Advocates (872-1278) on access, housing, employment, rights.

Adult Learning Disabilities Association 683-5554, 603-409 Granville:

Drop-in resource centre; counselling, referrals

BC Paraplegic Association  324-3611:

Resource centres for people with physical disabilities.

 

SENIORS

Downtown Eastside Seniors Centre 254-2194, 509 E.Hastings:

Services include social, advocacy, referrals, housing help. [Neighbourhood Helpers Project is sponsored by DE Seniors (254-6207).]

Continental Seniors Centre 1067 Seymour (3rd floor): Cafeteria, TV room, cards, pool table, outdoor deck.

Strathcona Community Centre 713-1838, 601 Keefer:

Offers a wide range of social & recreational activities.

411 Seniors' Centre  684-8171, 704-333 Terminal:

Counselling on Pensions, Social Assistance, Housing, etc.  Mon-Fri, 8:30-4pm

Seniors' Well Aware Program (SWAP): 667-9727
 

Elders Network  732-0812: 

Information on services available for seniors.

 

OTHER COUNSELLING SERVICES    

WATARI Youth/Family Alcohol & Drug Service

254-6995, 301-877 E.Hastings,: Free confidential counselling, education, referrals and prevention programs. Offers encouragement through training and skill development to address A&D problems.

Family Services Association 731-4951, 616 W.7th:

Low fees according to income; marital/family/group counselling.

Detox  646-6844, 119 E. Cordova.

Alcohol & Drug Detoxes  660-9382:

Run by Ministry of Labour & Consumer Services

John Howard Society 872-5651, 763 Kingsway:

Support and services for those in contact with the criminal justice system.


LEGAL SERVICES

 Legal Services Society  601-6206, 4th floor, 510 Burrard:

Legal aid services available; must have proof of income. 9-12, 1-3 Mon-Fri, closed Wed afternoon.

The Law Line 601-6100

PIVOT 255-9700, 121 Heatley:

Non-profit legal advocacy; local legal clinics. Does not provide any drop-in services. Phone or go online.
 

Law Students' Legal Advice Program  822-5791:

Students under the supervision of lawyers help with advice & assistance. At Carnegie Mon&Thur 10-4, Tues. 2-8pm.  Legal clinics

U.B.C. Legal Clinic 822-5791: 

Provides free advice & assistance. 9-4 , Monday to Friday

Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society 685-3425, 300-1140 W. Pender Street:

Programs, services in Disability, Mental Health, and Community law.

Residential Tenancy Branch 660:1020, 390 Main and 520 Richards:

Rights and possibilities with landlords.
 

ADVOCACY RESOURCE LIST

BC Coalition of People with Disabilities 875-0188, 204-456 W.Broadway:

PWD/PPMB, access, housing, employment, rights, mentally & physically disabled.(Advocates: 872-1278)

First United Church 681-8365, 320 E.Hastings:

Welfare, RTA, Mon-Wed-Fri 9-11am; Tues-Thur 12:30-2:30; Monday only 6-8pm
 

Mental Patients Association 738-2811, 2275 Fir Street:.  

9-4, Monday to Friday.

Mental Health Action, Research & Advocacy

689-7938,163 W.Pender: M-F, 9-4:30

Advocate for Children & Youth,

Toll-Free: 1-800-476-3933

PIVOT 255-9700: Non-profit legal advocacy.

The Kettle Advocates  253-0669, 1725 Venables:

Income assistance, tenancy issues, debt, child protection, mental health.
 

Vancouver Community Legal Assistance Society 685-3425, 300-1140 W.Pender Street:

Frontline advocate�s resource for developing & litigating cases on disability, mental health, welfare & unemployment issues. 

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services  872-6723, 210 W.Broadway: Counselling for Native families. Advocacy and assistance with foster situations+apprehensions

United Native Nations 688-1821, 110-23 W.Pender:

Employment, Environmental Youth Corps, veterans' affairs, MAMLE (child advocacy), education, housing, status & rights.

BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre 687-3063, 208-1090 W.Pender. The name tells it.

Better Business Bureau  682-2711, 8:30-3:30


EMPLOYMENT

Tradeworks 253-9355, 87 E Pender:

Training in construction, computers, home imp. Internet access, job search & resumes, email, other help. "Job Shop" program.  8:30-4pm, Mon-Fri

Employment Services Centre  872-0770, 112 W Hastings:

Referrals and training, job placement and creation, economic & business enhancement aid, Call or drop in.  9:30-4:30

Megaphone  255-9701, 121 Heatley:

Training to sell Vancouver's street paper. First 10 copies free. Monday to Friday 9-5pm; Saturday 10-3pm.

Aboriginal Connections to Employment 687-7480, 390 Main:

Free access to resources: Internet, job board, message & phone service for employment purposes. Counselling, case management, action plans, referrals. 
 

Bladerunners 688-9116, 390 Main:

Skills, etc. placement on construction. Call first: 9-5, M-F.

**www.dtes.ca**  website for network & aid
 

 

ADVOCACY in LANGUAGE & LEARNING

Learning Exchange 408-5164, 612 Main:

UBC community outreach. Student volunteer placement, internet coalition, resources, aid.

Carnegie Learning Centre 665-3013, 401 Main:

GED(Grade 12 equivalent), ESL (English as a Second Language) one-to-one tutors, reading/writing/math, resumes, computers...

First United Church 681-8365,

Adult Learning Disabilities Association

683-5554, 603-409 Granville: Drop-in resource centre; counselling for LD adults...

Downtown East Education Centre 101 Powell: Run by VSB

FRENCH

La Boussole 683-7337, 612 E. Broadway:

English lessons, GED (equivalency), literacy upgrading. Mon-Thur, 9-4, Fri 9-noon.

SPANISH  

Servicios de Orientacion(SOS) 255-1881, 207-744 W Hastings:

Immigration counselling, advocacy, emergency aid. English classes, Referrals. 9 am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Call first.
 

S.O.S.: Chinese settlement worker for advocacy & immigration counselling. 255-4611

 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, DROP-IN AND RECREATION

COMMUNITY CENTRES

Carnegie Community Centre 665-2220, 401 Main:

Open daily 9am-11pm. Food services & kitchen, library (Native, French, Spanish, Chinese collections) cards, board games, Seniors Lounge, gym, learning centre with tutors, a pool room, weights, theatre, poetry, music, computer room, art gallery, haircuts... (newsletter!)

 The Gathering Place 665-2391, 609 Helmcken:

Low-income community centre with library, a pool room, various fitness classes, food services, music, poetry, laundry, computers, good company

Evelyne Saller Centre 665-3075, 320 Alexander:

Cafeteria, TV lounges (TSN), pool table, cards & board games, showers, laundry, crafts.

La Boussole 683-7337, 612 E.Broadway::

"Friendly" coffee, cards, board games; every 2 weeks a different social event/activity. Mon-Fri. 9-4  En francais!
 

Ray-Cam Co-op Centre 257-6949, 920 East Hastings:

Full-sized gym, variety of recreational programs. Kid's Klub.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS

C.M.H.A. Recreation  872-3148

Motivation Power Achievement 738-1422 / 738-5177, 2275 Fir Street:. 

Drop-In Centre 10am-9:30pm, Mon to Fri; 12-7 Sat & Sun.

The Living Room 255-7026, 528 Powell:

Drop-in, recreation. People with a mental health history welcome.

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2854, 1725 Venables:

Recreation, social contact & activities, meals, showers.

West Coast Mental Health Network 733-5570, 201-1300 Richards:

Peers. Shared resources, self-help groups, newsletter.

 

WOMEN

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia:

Drop in or call for information. Variety of services

Single Moms 533 E.Hastings(YWCA Crabtree Corner):  Call 216-1650 for information.

 

SENIORS

411 Seniors Centre 684-8171 704-333 Terminal,:

Membership $8/yr for 55+; pool table, cards, crafts, woodworking, library, thrift sho.

Downtown Eastside Seniors Centre 254-2194, 509 E.Hastings:

Cards, TV, pool table, talk, companionship, outings

Continental Seniors Centre 1067 Seymour:

Cards, TV, pool table, cafeteria.

Elders Network 732-0812:

Information on services available for seniors.

 

NATIVE GATHERINGS

Cultural Sharing 665-3003, 401 Main (Carnegie):

Mondays, 5pm in the Theatre.

Vancouver Aboriginal Centre 251-4844, 1607 E.Hastings:

9am-10pm

 

YOUTH

ARIES Project (Urban Native Youth) 255-1326, 1607 E.Hastings:

"Street involved" Native youth aged 14-19. Counselling/life skills, health info, arts & crafts, Recreational/cultural.


 

IDENTIFICATION

Birth Certificate 660-2937, 502-605 Robson

BCiD/Driver's Licence 661-2255, 254-800 Hornby or 2750 Commercial

Passport 1-800-567-6868, 250-757 W.Hastings

Care Card (MSP-BC) 683-7151, 8-4:30pm

Indian Status 666-2059, 601-1138 Melville

S.I.N. Card 681-8253, 415-757 W Hastings

 

INFORMATION

Police Information 717-3321

Jail Information 775-3800:

24-hour phone to see if someone is in jail at Main & Cordova.

Court Information 660-4200, 222 Main:

To find out court appearance dates & times for Provincial Court on Main.

Transit Information 953-3333 for bus routes & schedules;

682-7887 for lost bus passes.

General Information 875-6381:

Greater Vancouver Information & Referral.

Alcohol & Drug Referral: 660-9382

Victim Services: 1-800-563-0808

Problem Gambling: 1-888-795-6111

Youth Against Violence: 1-800-680-4264


FREE/LOW COST COMPUTER SERVICES
 

FREE/LOW COST COMPUTER SERVICES

Carnegie Centre 665-2220, 401 Main:

Lab (7 days, 9:15am-9:45pm) 3 sessions(1 hr) per day. Carnegie membership required ($1/year). Learning Centre (M-F, 9-5) Introductory Courses; Library 10-10, 2 30m/day. Oppenheimer Park 1pc & wi-fi

Open Door Social Services (Work BC) 872-0770, 112 W Hastings:

Priority to jobseekers. Free computers/internet/fax/telephone  M-F, 8-4:30pm
 

ACE 687-7480, 390 Main:

Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm. For Aboriginal people seeking employment

Ray-Cam Co-op Centre 257-6949, 920 E Hastings:

10 computers for members. Public has access M-F, 9-3pm. 2-hour sign-up.
 

UBC Learning Exchange 408-5164, 612 Main:

Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm. Free computer tutoring, Internet, Office Software. Tutors.
 

Vancouver Community Network  257-3811, 705-333 Terminal: Mondays, 10-4, free drop-in help.

Free Geek Community Tech Centre 879-4335, 1820 Pandora:

Tue-Sat 11-6. Free access in exchange for volunteer hours. Ltd. Internet access.

Academy of Older Canadians 681-3767, 411 Dunsmuir: Computer basics & other courses. Cost

Vancouver Public Library

Central 331-3603, 350 W Georgia: M-Th 10-9pm, Fri-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5.  Free computer/internet with Library card.  2 hrs/day                                                                           

Strathcona 665-3967, 592 E Pender:  M-F 9-5, Sat 11-4       Free computer/internet with Library card. 1 hour/day.

                                                          

FREE ONLINE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

The People's University. Free tuition and text books. Fully accredited in partnership with UC Berkley.  

www.uopeople.edu

 

OTHER SERVICES

Co-op Radio 684-8494, 360 Columbia St:

Local music, ethnic issues, political commentary. Global audience.  (100.5 FM).

Tenants' Resource and Advisory Centre 255-0546:

Neighbourhood Housing Society

331-8757,  Call for information.

DTES Neighbourhood House  215-2030, 573 E.Hastings:

 Volunteers welcome. Programs, activities for moms + tots, others.  Mon-Sat

Neighbourhood Helpers Project 254-6207, 509 E.Hastings:

Connects volunteers with isolated seniors & persons with disabilities.

Pigeon Park Savings 678-8276, 92 E.Hastings:

Banking services to low-income residents. Flat rate cheque cashing. Mon-Thur 11-5, Friday 12-6.
 

BC Men's Resource Centre 878-9033

 

MOVING for Low-Income People

Ray's Moving 255-1713

AJK Moving 875-9072

 

RECYCLING

United We Can  681-0001, 49 E. Hastings:

9:30-5 M-F, 9:30-4 S-S: "This is the best in the city - no hassles, no limits and no bullshit."

[Also bike repair and street/alley cleaning.]

Electronic Recycling Association  215-4483, 2028 Wall St: Non-profit; focus on reuse of IT equipment. Donates various hardware items to charities and low-income people.

Carnegie Community Action Project 604-729-2380 (Jean Swanson), 665-2105 (office)
 

Research, public education & direct action, Focusing on issues that affect our Downtown Eastside neighbourhood: housing, gentrification, homelessness, drug policy, and poverty

 

HIV+ / AIDS

AIDS Vancouver 893-2201, 1107 Seymour:  

This is the Pacific AIDS Resource Centre, connected to the international network of AIDS research & support services.

Healing Our Spirit (BC Aboriginal) 879-8884, 100-2425 Quebec: 

Care, support for Aboriginal Peoples infected and affected by this disease.

 

Positive Women's Network 692-3000, 614-1033 Davie:

 

Supports women living with HIV/ AIDS in making their own choices about HIV-related care, including treatments, reproduction, and advocacy . Mon-Fri, 9-5; drop-in 11-4.

 

A.S.I.A. [Asian Society for Intervention of AIDS]

669-5567 210-119 W. Pender.

 The Ray-Cam Community Centre provides services and programs for children and families, including English as a Second Language classes, seniors programming, singing and sports opportunities, tutoring and computer stations.

Another, the Strathcona Community Centre operated by the Vancouver Parks Board, offers fitness and martial arts classes, special events, a pre-school, after school care, general recreation, arts and crafts programs and free showers.

The Carnegie Centre, located at Hastings and Main Streets, serves food, provides live music several times a week and offers free art sketching opportunities[clarification needed] since the early 1980s.

The LifeSkills Centre on Cordova Street across from Oppenheimer Park offers activities such as crafts, sports and special community events and lunches. The IATSE, Local 118 puts on annual turkey dinners and clothing give-aways at the park just before Christmas. The

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre at 302 Columbia St. at Cordova provides the Relocation Project/Bridge Housing aids women in need of emergency housing.

The Evelyne Saller Centre, on Alexander Street, known to locals as The 44 (from a previous address on E. Cordova St.) provides low cost meals, a TV room, pool table, laundry facilities, showers and out-trips.

WISH, a drop-in centre for female survival sex workers located at 330 Alexander Street, is open Sunday - Friday evenings, and offers a hot meal, showers, a literacy program, makeup, clothing and hygiene supplies, and a safe space for women to gather.

 onStreet Church, on Hastings St., run by the Foursquare Church,

http://www.dtes.ca/cms/index.cfm?group_id=2968

The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement on E. Cordova St.

DTES Database

 

 

ATIRA Women's Resource Society  http://www.atira.bc.ca/

Downtown East Side Women's Centre http://www.dewc.ca/

First United Church http://firstunited.ca/

Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen http://gnfk.org/

The Salvation Army Church Cariboo Hill Temple (Soup Truck)  http://www.cariboohill.ca/

Union Gospel Mission http://www.gospelmission.net/

Vancouver Women's Health Collective http://www.womenshealthcollective.ca/

 

 

Within the Woodward's Building in Gastown

AIDS Vancouver http://www.aidsvancouver.org/

W2 Media Collective http://www.creativetechnology.org/

 

 

FREE FOOD

The Dugout  685-5239, 59 Powell:

Coffee, soup at 7:15am (8:45am Sun & Hol); Bread, snacks, $eggs..

Mission Possible  253-4469, 543 Powell:

Drop-in Tues-Fri, 1-3:30pm coffee & snack. Other programs.

First United Church 681-8365,320 E. Hastings

7 days/week: Breakfast 8:30am, Lunch 12pm, Dinner tickets given out at 5:15pm and 6:10pm.       -LUMS on 2nd & 4th Saturdays: homemade meals; doors at 10am, meal at 11am. 
 

Anchor of Hope  134 E Cordova  M-F, 1-4pm
Food Banks  Call 876-3601 for locations.

 

 INEXPENSIVE MEALS AND FOOD

Evelyne Saller Centre  320 Alexander, 665-3075: 

Cafeteria: breakfast, 10am, $2.00; lunch, 11am, $2.00; supper til 5:50pm, $2.00.

411 Seniors' Centre 684-8171, 705-333 Terminal,

Cafeteria; breakfast to $3, lunch to $3.25; Monday-Friday, 8:15-3pm, Sat. 9-2pm

Carnegie Centre  665-2220, 401 Main:

Concession/kitchen: prep & operation by staff & volunteers. Pre-fixed # of breakfasts (45) at 10am. $2.00; Lunches 6 days, noon, $2.75; Dinners (40) 5 nights, 5:00pm, $3.50.

Downtown Eastside Community Store  778-371-0063, 179 E. Hastings:

Sells low cost groceries to low-income residents.

FOR PSYCHIATRIC CLIENTS

Kettle Friendship Society 251-2854, 1725 Venables: 

Lunch at 11:30am, $1

Coast Club House  872-3502, 295 E.11th:

Lunch M-F, $1.

 

ORGANIC, WHOLE FOODS

Sweet Cherubim, Drive Organics, E.E.Food Co-op

1000-block, Commercial Drive.     

Small Potatoes 215-7783, 1660 E.Hastings

Order by phone, home delivery.

FREE CLOTHING -INEXPENSIVE CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS
 

FREE CLOTHING

First United Church  681-8365, 320 E. Hastings:

Emergency clothing only.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre 681-8480, 302 Columbia: Women & children.

Crabtree Corner 216-1650, 533 E. Hastings:

Women & children.

 

INEXPENSIVE CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS  

First United Thrift  569-1117, 340 E. Hastings

Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm  

UGM Market   659 E. Hastings:

Clothes, blankets, dishes, furniture.

VG Hospital Thrift  100-block E. Broadway

411 Senior's Centre: 705-333 Terminal, Mon-Fri, 10-2     

Value Village 1820 E. Hastings: New & used furniture, clothing, household goods, shoes. 

Salvation Army  261 E.12th Ave:

Beds, furniture, appliances, household goods, clothing, reconditioned items.

 

Downtown East Side Walking Tour

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