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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.

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...

A space for mothers and children to heal

It is the children, Loretta McMillian says, who bring laughter into the Aboriginal Mother Centre in east Vancouver. “They hold a special place in our heart,” says McMillian, Transformational Housing Manager at the Centre. “They make our days go...

Supportive hospice for women in need

The first thing Helen Arnburg notices is all the purple. The walls throughout the Sue Bujold floor at Atira’s Bridge Housing for Women are her mother’s favourite colour. “It’s beautiful,” Helen says, admiring the seventh floor bay window with its view of...

Keeping Seniors Safe From Bedbugs

Frank Frederick Jr. is all too familiar with the agony bedbugs can cause. “I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy,” says Frederick, a volunteer at the Vancouver Second Mile Society on East Hastings, who had bedbugs himself more than a year ago....