NO YOUTH EVER CHOOSES TO BE HOMELESS
Directions Youth Services (a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver) offers low-barrier programs and services to support youth under the age of 25 who are in crisis or experiencing homelessness as a result of abuse, neglect, substance use, or mental health challenges. We welcome and serve all youth.
Your support helps nearly 1000 youth per year to find safety from the streets, eat hot meals, receive medical care, find long-term housing supports, access detox, and much more.
Together, we can support Vancouver's most vulnerable youth so they are empowered to take the steps to build the lives they want.
YOUTH ACCESSED HELP
VISITS TO OUR SERVICES CENTRE
MEALS AND SNACKS SERVED
YOUTH CONNECTED WITH OUTREACH
VISITS TO AFTERHOURS ADDICTION CRISIS RESPONSE
HOW DIRECTIONS HELPS
24/7/365 Services Centre
Directions Drop-In Youth Services Centre is BC’s only 24/7/365, low-barrier service for youth. All youth experiencing homelessness are welcome, regardless of their condition, sexual orientation, gender or anything else.
Haven and Safehouse
Haven and Safehouse are safe, confidential emergency shelter homes for young people in crisis. We address immediate needs and connect youth to supports for physical and mental health, substance use, housing, and more.
Youth Detox is a comfortable, home-like place for youth to rest and access kind, non-judgmental medical support for addictions, trauma, and other issues. Detox is a completely confidential, voluntary program and youth may arrive or leave at any time.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Make a donation, participate in A Night In The Life, start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, or get your company involved.
There are several fun, meaningful ways you can directly help Directions help Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth.
So many of our programs are only possible with your financial donations. We also appreciate in-kind donations, and are always grateful your support for the youth we serve.
Find out what kind of items we need or simply make a cash donation instead.
Would you like to give some time, energy and love to helping some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth?
Volunteer with us as an individual, or with your group, team, or work colleagues. It’s a rewarding experience you won’t forget.
About Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) supports thousands of people living in crisis, poverty, isolation, or with trauma. Since 1928, our over 50 programs at 14 locations across the Lower Mainland help individuals, children and families people build resiliency, develop skills and knowledge, and gain the confidence to make positive changes in their lives.
Your support directly helps people in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Richmond, and Langley. Together, we can help build stronger families; end violence against women, children and seniors; support homeless youth; and build more inclusive communities for everyone.