VAFCS is dedicated to preventing homelessness among Indigenous people in the community through our Homeless Prevention Program (HPP). Our program is designed to provide a range of resources and support services to individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless, or who are already experiencing housing instability.
In addition to our provision of gift cards, our HPP program offers a range of other essential services, including access to housing resources, employment and training programs, mental health and addiction counseling, and legal support services. Our goal is to provide our clients with the resources and support they need to overcome the challenges they face and achieve stable, long-term housing.
For ages 65+
The VAFCS Elders Food Program is dedicated to providing Indigenous Residential School Survivors, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers with essential services and resources to promote their well-being and cultural vitality. Our program offers individual and group cultural sessions, workshops, and services to address health issues, alongside a daily on-site meal program that provides Elders with the food security they need to thrive.
Our Elders Food Program also offers a range of other essential services, including transportation to medical appointments and cultural events, access to health and wellness programs, and support services for issues related to housing, income, and legal matters. Our goal is to ensure that Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers have access to the resources and support they need to maintain their well-being and cultural vitality.
VAFCS' weekly bread program is a community-driven initiative that aims to provide free, fresh, and nutritious bread to anyone in need. Every Wednesday, bags of bread are dropped off at the VAFCS center and made available for anyone to come and take home. The program is open to all members of the community, regardless of income or background, and provides a reliable source of food for those facing food insecurity.
The program is made possible through partnerships with local bakeries and grocery stores who generously donate their surplus bread to the program. The bread is carefully selected to ensure that it is of the highest quality and suitable for a range of dietary needs.
The weekly bread program is an important part of VAFCS' commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of the community. By providing access to fresh and nutritious food, the program helps to address food insecurity and promotes healthy eating habits. It also creates a welcoming and inclusive space where community members can come together and support each other.
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VAFCS recognizes and acknowledges that their office rests on the traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples and supports all Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.
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