YWCA Housing communities
We operate ten housing communities across Metro Vancouver to help single women and their dependent children stabilize their life and connect with their community.
YWCA Housing communities
Our Community Development Coordinators support tenant involvement in their communities and provide information to support tenants in make a successful transition to a better future.
Services provided by the community developer include:
- Connections to YWCA programs and services
- Connecting tenants to community agencies and support services
- Information and resources
- Facilitation of tenant meetings and community events
- Support for tenant groups such as community gardening, residential safety
- Workshops on topics tenants have identified as useful. In the past this has included financial literacy, emergency preparedness and opportunities for furthering education
- Community kitchen and Children’s programs
YWCA housing communities
Semlin Gardens caters to single mothers participating in YWCA programs and features a communal garden, play area and common room. The 28-unit building has two- and three-bedroom apartments where you and your children can enjoy the companionship and support of your neighbours.
Crabtree Corner Housing
Without a stable place to live, it's hard to move forward in life. Crabtree Corner offers 12 units of transitional housing for parenting and pregnant women who are overcoming substance use issues. Pregnant women can stay for up to nine months after giving birth, and mothers trying to regain custody of their children can stay for up to 18 months.
Cause We Care House
YWCA Cause We Care House caters to low-income single mothers and their children, linking community services in a supportive housing model. The 21 units building of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments includes a communal garden, a play area and a common room. Located right above the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona library, it is a beautiful place to call home.
Munroe House is a place of safety and support for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship and their children. We help women and their children overcome the trauma of abuse with emotional support, legal aid and other specialized services. Munroe House features 10 one-bedroom apartments and families are welcome to stay for up to nine months. One unit is reserved for a woman without children.
YWCA Beatty Hotel/Residence
In addition to providing affordable accommodation for travelers on a budget, the YWCA Hotel also provides temporary accommodation to those in need of emergency shelter.
Cheshá7min-aw̓txw provides nine units of much-needed housing plus an amenity space for single mothers and their children. In addition to social housing, the site also includes a child care centre, grocery store, residential units and office spaces. Priority is given to North Vancouver residents.
We give thanks to the Squamish Nation for helping us name our housing community Cheshá7min-aw̓txw (the mothering room). This name recognizes and honours the Coast Salish peoples and their traditional unceded territories. Learn how to pronounce Cheshá7min-aw̓txw here.
Alder Gardens caters to single mothers and their children, linking community services in a supportive housing model. The 28-unit building has a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, a communal garden, a play area and a common room. Priority is given to Surrey residents.
Arbour House features a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments, which provide a peaceful refuge for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship and their children. Families are welcome to stay up to nine months, but the support doesn't end there. Women and their children are encouraged to return for ongoing assistance.
Como Lake Gardens
Como Lake Gardens features 30 units of housing for single mothers and their children with a mix of two- and three-bedroom apartments, a communal garden, a play area and a common room. Priority is given to Coquitlam residents.
Como Lake Mews
Como Lake Mews provides low end of market housing to single mothers and their children, featuring seven two-and three- bedroom townhouses located next to YWCA Como Lake Gardens. Priority is given to Coquitlam residents.
Fraser Gardens caters to single mothers and features a communal garden, play area and common room. The 20-unit building has two- and three-bedroom apartments.
Crabtree Corner Housing, Semlin Gardens and Fraser Gardens are proudly supported by: