Yearly Archives: 2014

Top of the Pop-ups!

  Over 350 people were served at The Street Store’s one day pop-up shop that took place on November 23rd. Unlike other pop-ups, however, folks from the DTES had the opportunity to pick up clothes and food at absolutely no cost.   The store gave away 200 breakfast tokens from Save On Meats, 60 large bags of clothing...
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Family Services awarded New West Platinum Award

Family Services was awarded the 2014 New Westminster Platinum Award for Best Not for Profit over $1 million. The Platinum Awards celebrate business and community excellence in New Westminster. The award recognizes businesses and individuals whose achievements and contributions to the community distinguish them from their peers. This is the third year for the event. “What was...
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Basic necessities for youth urgently needed

This year, we are seeing more youth than we have ever seen before at Directions Youth Services Centre–our round-the-clock resource for homeless youth. Our supplies of the basic hygiene necessities are at record lows and we are looking for donations of any personal hygiene products, especially the following items:  
Toothpaste Toothbrushes Razors Shampoo...
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Our WorkBC Employment Services Centre-City Centre is moving

Effective Thursday, October 30 at 9:00 am,  the new location for our WorkBC Employment Services Centre-City Centre will be: 900 - 1200 Burrard Street (at Davie) Vancouver, BC. The Centre will be closed on Wednesday, October 29 and will reopen at the new site on October 30. Alternative service is available on Wednesday October 29 at the WorkBC Employment Services...
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Silken Laumann to be keynote speaker at Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is pleased to announce that Olympic Hero Silken Laumann will be our keynote speaker at the 2015 Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon.
Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann is one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a bestselling author, and a highly recognizable and beloved athlete.  As an elite athlete, writer, and life coach, Silken has made her...
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Caring Neighbours

Bringing comfort and joy to families and seniors in New Westminster This Christmas, Family Services is working with Santa to lend helping hand to New West families and seniors in need. The Caring Neighbours Program, formerly Adopt-a-Family, matches families and seniors with community members at Christmas. This year’s campaign started with a barbecue held at Caps Bicycle...
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Slice Night celebrates 20 years of talent

“They were, quite rightly, very proud of themselves” This past year, the youth at Directions had the opportunity to showcase their many talents and to celebrate the twenty year anniversary of the street zines Slice/Another Slice. “Megaphone magazine contacted me about an article they wanted to publish on the history of street magazines,” said Colin Ford, Director...
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Directions moves in!

Just a few weeks ago, Directions Youth Services Centre moved house from their temporary location on Pacific Street to the new facility located at the old location on Burrard Street and the centre was officially opened on June 11. But before the move could happen, three staff members, Nicki McGregor, John Taylor, the day program co-ordinator...
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