It’s virtually impossible to begin to improve your life when you don’t have a safe and secure place to call home. That’s why we provide 49 low-barrier emergency shelter beds to those who don’t have anywhere else to stay. Our shelter is trans-inclusive, has a women-only space, and will never turn away someone who may be in active addiction.
Meeting the most basic need of a safe place to sleep is monumental and has the potential to save lives, but we know it doesn’t end there. That’s why our case planner works with shelter residents to connect them to other services, agencies, and permanent housing options to ensure they can have a stable and secure future.
FIRST UNITED Church Social Housing Society
Through our sister organization, FIRST UNITED Church Social Housing Society, we manage 189 units of social housing in the Downtown Eastside and Mount Pleasant. The community members we serve need and deserve permanent housing that they can afford, and we’re proud to be able to support our tenants through the Housing Society.
The three buildings managed by the Housing Society are:
Jennie Pentland Place, 540 East Hastings Street
Bill Hennessy Place, 370 Jackson Avenue
Ledingham Place, 2425 Brunswick Street
The Housing Society was established in 1981 and is governed by its own board of directors.