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Read stories about Central City Foundation grants for health services, drug treatment, confidence, self-esteem.

Neighbourocity News

We Build Hope with Health & Wellbeing
Read stories about Central City Foundation grants for health services, drug treatment, confidence, self-esteem.

A new home for DEWY North

A new home for DEWY North

“Central City Foundation trusted us that we would know what was going to work for young people.”  Alex Dykstra sees youth from all backgrounds and situations come through the doors of the Day, Evening, Weekend Youth (DEWY) drop-in centre in Coquitlam. Some are dealing...

Phil Bouvier Family Centre gets an upgrade

Central City Foundation donors support Vancouver Indigenous families through funding a major renovation of Phil Bouvier Family Centre. Cindy Pete has dedicated her life to helping Indigenous families raise healthy and happy children. She is an infant...

Lu’ma Medical Clinic provides Indigenous-centred health care

For many Indigenous residents of Vancouver, good, consistent health care is not easy to find. That’s why Lu’ma Native Housing Society decided to bring healthcare to their community by opening the Lu’ma Medical Centre, to provide medical service by...

PACE Society: Building walls, tearing down barriers

When Brenna Bezanson made the transition out of sex work, she faced stigma surrounding her former profession. PACE Society was a place where she was accepted for who she is and supported her while she explored new options.  After working hard with PACE to rebuild her...

Supporting women overcome addiction at New Dawn

It’s not often that a bathroom or sauna can help change a life, but for the women at Chrysalis Society’s New Dawn house, that is exactly the case. “When I saw the sauna I was ecstatic,” says Kaylee. “Just to get a moment of peace helps me get back into...

Supporting Indigenous cultural healing at BC Women’s Hospital

Central City Foundation is proud to be the funding partner of the new Indigenous Outdoor Sacred Healing Space at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Jennifer Johnstone spoke at the unveiling of the new space on November 16, 2016, where Indigenous women...

An extra room means safe medical care for inner city women

The Vancouver Women’s Health Collective (VWHC) is a small oasis for the women on the Downtown Eastside, a place where they can seek solace, connect with other women and take care of their health. Shelly is a recovered addict who has been on methadone for...