The Social Justice Committee of UCV has nominated the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre as the next recipient for funding from the Outreach Opportunities Fund. Funding will be from the beginning of June through September 2019.
The Centre assists women with immediate and crisis needs so they can develop stability and access the resources they need to improve health, family, employment and housing situations. Practical support is provided every day to over 500 women, children and seniors. As well as providing a refuge and shelter from conditions of poverty and violence, it promotes positive change by offering individual long-term support, education, advocacy, peer mentorship and exposure to alternatives.
The Centre also advocates for increasing awareness of systemic injustice and inequalities that contribute to women’s vulnerability.
For more information about this fund and to nominate an organization for funding, please click here.