Join us for our sixth annual Brighter Tomorrows Luncheon. Enjoy a wonderful lunch, network with old friends, meet new friends, and help Family Services provide support and hope to Vancouver’s most vulnerable children, youth, and families. We are pleased to announced that Joe Roberts, “Skid Row CEO” is this year's keynote speaker. 25 years ago, Joe Roberts...Read more
A New Westminster resident, Jennifer Thompson, has very generously donated $10,000 to Family Services’ Caring Neighbours Program in New Westminster. The gift will enable the program to help all of the nearly 200 New West families who asked for support in 2015. “I have supported this program in the past through the contribution of baskets to...Read more
On November 26th – An event becomes a movementChange-makers, visionaries, artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and ‘ecopreneurs’ unite to celebrate the beauty of the West Coast and work towards protecting our shorelines and our youth. We’ve partnered with some of British Columbia’s top photographic talents and four of our province’s most deserving charities to bring you a unique opportunity...
Vancouver, BC—On Thursday October 15, at 8:00pm, as part of the City of Vancouver’s Homelessness Action Week, Directions Youth Services will give Vancouverites a glimpse into the life of homeless youth with its homeless simulator. Here, participants will take on the role of a homeless youth for the evening. They’ll take a youth-led,...Read more
Street-involved youth from Directions have produced a musical, with the help of professional mentors. It tells the story of Danny, broke on the streets of Vancouver, and the people he meets: Daisy, the schizophrenic who hates the system, Jack, an irascible drunk and Josie, the transgender sex worker. Please join us in the theatre! When 8 PM Nov...Read more
You are invited to attend the book launch of Words from the Street II An anthology of poetry by Vancouver youth October 1st, 2015 Location: Ponderosa F, Room 103 2008 Lower Mall, UBC Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm Youth poets will share their work and talk about their lives and challenges of homelessness in Downtown Vancouver. Light refreshments will be served. Moderated by: Colin Ford, Directions...Read more