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).
As you know, we created DTES Response to mobilize resources and coordinate efforts to immediately respond to this crisis, and protect our most vulnerable. This unprecedented threat MUST NOT disproportionately affect the…