DTES Response is a coordinated effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Organizations in the DTES are uniting more than ever to ensure this unprecedented threat does not disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in our communities.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
We’re mobilizing resources and coordinating operations to immediately respond to this crisis. There are 15,000 people at risk in the DTES which include 3,000 who are unhoused and 4,700 at high risk in privately run SRO’s. We’re mobilizing resources and coordinating operations to mitigate the challenges. We are activating networks in the community to create a stop-gap plan for the most urgent needs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Please refrain from visiting the DTES area.
Make a Monetary Donation.
Donations go toward the ability for us to mobilize quickly to purchase and provide phones for communications, food, personal hygiene products, cleanings supplies, access to transportation, plus other needs that emerge.
If you prefer to send a cheque, make payable to: Network of Inner City Community Services, note "DTES Response" in the memo, send mail c/o 310-183 East Georgia, St. Vancouver, BC V6A 0E5.
3. We are getting a lot of requests to volunteer, but our community’s health and safety is our number one priority. Please sign up for our newsletter to be kept up-to-date on developing opportunities to get involved.
DTES Response would like to acknowledge that the land on which we operate on is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, which include the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations (colonially known as Vancouver, Canada).
The DTES Response Fund recipients:
THANK YOU to the generosity of donors such as yourself, as we have been able to help support the following groups and organizations, as well as the citizens within the DTES throughout this ongoing pandemic:
A huge thank you to the following organizations and citizen groups for donations of urgently needed food, supplies, and coordination efforts. It takes a village ❤︎
A huge thank you to the following organizations and foundations whom have provided invaluable grants and funding to DTES Response, which in turn supports community projects such as the DTES Community Kitchens to provide meals and allowing us to continue providing funds to various DTES groups with immediate needs.