VAFCS is committed to providing safe and secure shelter to individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness in the community. Our 24-hour emergency shelter, located at 1660 East Hastings/201 Central Street, is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals, offering a welcoming and supportive environment where people can find refuge and begin the process of rebuilding their lives.
Our shelter provides beds for individuals who are at risk of or experiencing imminent homelessness, offering them a temporary respite and the resources they need to begin the process of securing more permanent housing. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to providing personalized support to each individual, working closely with them to identify their needs and develop a plan for achieving their goals.
VAFCS is proud to offer the SKEENA Supportive House, a safe and supportive second-stage housing program designed to assist individuals in reintegrating into the community after experiencing socio-economic challenges. Our shelter, located at 3475 E. Hastings in Vancouver, is operated by VAFCS and provides a welcoming and secure environment for up to 54 tenants.
Our supportive house is staffed by a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing personalized support to each individual. We work closely with our tenants to identify their needs and develop a plan for achieving their goals, offering a range of essential services and resources to help them rebuild their lives.
At SKEENA, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance, and we are committed to helping our tenants achieve a brighter future. Our program offers a range of resources, including access to education and job training programs, counseling and support services, and help with securing more permanent housing.
M’akola Development Services (MDS) is working as a development consultant for BC Housing and the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society who are partnering to build a range of housing options for people of all ages struggling to find a place to call home. The project is being planned for the City-owned vacant lot at 1015 East Hastings and would include:
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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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