precariously housed
LIVING IN THE DTES
un-housed

WHO WE ARE

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.

2. 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.

All donations are being received by Network of Inner City Community Services Society (NICCSS) and will receive a charitable tax receipt.

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.

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- In Solidarity -

Your DTES Response Team

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Amanda/Fundraising & Monetary Donations
Athina Leung/Health & Safety Info Assistant
Elli Taylor/Frontline Community Consultant
Kai/Project Manager, Designer & Donation of Goods Liaison
Kathy/Frontline Community Network Coordinator
Steve/Communications Liaison


#WeLookOutForEachOther
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:
DTES SRO COLLABORATIVE
DTES SRO COLLABORATIVE

& The TORO Program

http://dtescollaborative.org

O.P.S.
O.P.S.

Overdose Prevention Society

https://vancityoverdoseprevention.com

W.A.H.R.S.
W.A.H.R.S.

Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society

http://wahrs.ca

ABORIGINAL FRONT DOOR
ABORIGINAL FRONT DOOR

http://www.abfrontdoor.org

MUSLIM CARE CENTRE
MUSLIM CARE CENTRE

https://muslimcarecentre.ca

Watari
Watari

Watari Counselling & Support Services Society

https://www.watari.ca

La Boussole
La Boussole

https://lbv.ca

VANDU
VANDU

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users

http://vandu.org

CPDDW
CPDDW

Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War

http://www.cpddw.ca

DTES NH
DTES NH

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

https://www.dtesnhouse.ca

UAM
UAM

Urban Aboriginal Ministry

https://urbanaboriginalministry.com/

VWHC
VWHC

Vancouver Women's Health Collective

https://www.womenshealthcollective.ca

VACPC
VACPC

Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre

http://www.vacpc.org

WISH
WISH

WISH Drop-In Centre Society

http://www.wish-vancouver.net

FDTP
FDTP

Four Directions Trading Post

http://fdtp.ca

Everybody Is In - EII
Everybody Is In - EII

https://everybodyisin.org/

    Mosaic Church
    Mosaic Church

    https://mosaic.org/

    Red Gate Arts Society
    Red Gate Arts Society

    Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall
    Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall

    https://vjls-jh.com/

    WePress Community Arts Space Society
    WePress Community Arts Space Society

    https://wepress.ca/

    DTES FRONT LINE GROUPS

    If you are a frontline group in the DTES and are looking for extra support, please contact: wecare@dtesresponse.ca

      Community Food
      Community Food

      Hot Meals + Community Kitchens

      https://dtesresponse.ca/about-us/what-we-fund

        Supporting Partners

        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 ❤︎

        Funding

        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.

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