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Legal Advocacy

Everyone deserves access to justice. That’s why we’ve offered legal advocacy support since the 1970s. We provide much-needed legal assistance, advice, and representation to low-income and vulnerable people in the Downtown Eastside. Today, we support clients with upwards of 2,800 unique cases every year, helping people resolve a range of issues. Our advocates provide a broad spectrum of legal advocacy services but mainly focus on tenancy and social assistance issues.

You can access this service at: 542 East Hastings Street.

Please note that we have primarily shifted to remote intake. To contact an advocate please email advocacy@firstunited.ca or call 604.251.3323 for assistance. If you’re unable to contact us by phone or email, we are doing limited in-person intake for urgent issues (eviction or loss of income) at our office, and we will set up appointments as necessary.