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Strive supports youth transitioning from foster care

Transitions are a normal part of life for most of us. Moving to a new home or new city, starting a new job and cultivating new relationships are...

Supporting families in the community: FASD programs at YWCA Crabtree Corner

Being able to share with the group all my problems and triumphs makes me feel stronger. - Dawn, Intergenerational FASD Support Group According to the...

Nourishing the body and lifting the spirit

Remember going to the community swimming pool in the summer or skating in the winter as a child? For families living in poverty, finding the money to...

YWCA event teaches high school girls about green jobs

At YWCA Metro Vancouver, we've made it part of our mission to help women achieve economic independence, and for us a part of this involves providing...

Money skills to move ahead

“Budgeting is a conversation that comes up when folks live with little money,” says Karen McNabb. As a housing support worker at Crabtree Corner in...

Mothers Without Legal Status in Canada project - Olivia's story

When Olivia* arrived in BC from overseas to visit a relative, she never imagined she wouldn’t be returning to her homeland. At the end of her visit,...

YWCA Violence Prevention program

Did you know that half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16? 1 Women and...

The story of the Inner Circle

The Inner Circle began as a small group of volunteers who would gather at each other’s homes to hear directly from women whose lives were positively...

Afternoon gathering turn act of giving

Sitting in a warm living room at The Terraces seniors home in Vancouver, a group of seasoned knitters called In-Stitch-Us explain how they turned...

YWCA initiative responds to the needs of an aging population

Community Action on Elder Abuse project: be part of the solution Statistics Canada estimates that by 2031, seniors aged 65 and up will comprise...

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