YWCA Cause We Care House
UPDATE: September 23, 2012: More than 1,500 participants in the Ismaili Walk 2012 for YWCA Cause We Care House raised $250,000 to support YWCA Metro Vancouver's Cause We Care House.
On March 22, 2011, at YWCA Crabtree Corner, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, City Librarian Sandra Singh and YWCA Metro Vancouver CEO Janet Austin revealed plans for a new library and social housing project in the Downtown Eastside. Find out more information about the event.
The new Downtown Eastside/Strathcona Library branch will include affordable housing to be built and operated by YWCA Metro Vancouver. Located at 720 -730 East Hastings Street, the development includes the new Library branch on the first two floors and supportive long-term housing above for single women and their children who are at risk of homelessness.
The housing component will be called YWCA Cause We Care House in honour of the lead donor, the Cause We Care Foundation. Streetohome Foundation and the Ismaili Muslim community of BC are also generous donors of the project.
“As we learn more about the needs of single mothers living in poverty, we realize that housing is the most critical means of change. Cause We Care is honoured to be a part of this meaningful project,” said Andrea Thomas Hill, Chair, Cause We Care Foundation.
For further information, contact:
Senior Manager, Fund Development
604 895 5851