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About the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Founded in 1978, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) assists women and children with their immediate and crisis needs so they can develop stability and access the resources they need to improve health, family, employment and housing situations.

The DEWC provides practical support to over 300 women, children and seniors every day. As well as providing a refuge and shelter from conditions of poverty and violence, the Centre also provides basic necessities including: hot meals; free clothing; secure mailing addresses; phone and computer access; secure toilets and showers. Staff and volunteers at the DEWC also promote positive change by offering individuals long-term support, education, advocacy, peer mentorship and exposure to alternatives.

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