What We Fund

Community Projects As the social effects of COVID-19 continue in the DTES, our team has also helped to launch and fund projects to address gaps. The community projects we have helped fund are: COMMUNITY HUBS Everybody Is In There is a huge need in the DTES and in fact, across Vancouver, to coordinate small to […]

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Who We Fund

Community Grants Team DTES Response sprang into action coordinating with different frontline groups to find out about their specific needs. We knew we had to get resources to the neighbourhood ASAP. The donations we are collecting go towards food, hygiene items, stipends for loss of income, and other needs that arise. DTES SRO Collaborative They […]

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What We’ve Accomplished Together

Thank you. Because of you, our Respond to Hunger Now campaign raised $20,695. That means 1,200 of our most vulnerable in the Downtown Eastside will receive a warm and healthy meal until May 18.

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About Us

Our story started with soap … which has evolved to an ongoing effort to get resources to the DTES.   When it became obvious that COVID-19 was a threat to the already vulnerable residents, community advocates sprang into action. They knew that frequent hand washing was one of the most important ways to combat COVID-19 — […]

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Thank You Thursday

THANK YOU! We would like to give one big THANK YOU to all you for responding so generously to our invite to donate and broaden awareness! “We are very grateful for the people organizing this fundraising campaign and we are especially grateful for those who have donated. Without these funds it would have been close […]

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Social Connectedness

A huge thank you goes out to Telus for proving DTES Response and DTES SRO Collaborative with some mobile phones and 6 months pre-paid phone plans! These go far in helping our front line workers to stay connected with the non-profits while monitor the health and safety of residents and the un-housed, as well as provide a way for folks stay socially connected while sheltering in or to reach out for support.

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Reaching Past $100,000

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 most vulnerable in our communities. We knew we had to do something, so we launched our DTES Response fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal to […]

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DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS MOBILIZE TO IMMEDIATELY RESPOND TO COVID-19. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC | March 23, 2020 “The situation is serious and it is urgent. In a neighbourhood where space, food, supplies, and everything is shared, if we have one infection, it could decimate this entire community,” says Wendy Pedersen, Organizer, DTES SRO Collaborative […]

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