How Your Gift Helps
Every year YWCA Metro Vancouver helps women and their families overcome poverty, unemployment, homelessness and violence. Our programs and services reach over 50,000 people annually, connecting them with vital resources and helping to improve the quality of their lives.
By supporting YWCA Metro Vancouver you are helping the most vulnerable women, youth and children in our city. Read donor stories.
I believe that the true greatness of a city can be measured by how well it looks after its poorest and most vulnerable citizens. I support the YWCA because I know that my donation is going to directly help those who need it the most.
– Kirsty Maxwell, YWCA Inner Circle Member
Donate Now. Your donation makes a difference!
- $10 will help to provide breakfast or lunch for children attending an early learning and care program.
- $25 buys books, art supplies and toys for an early learning and care program to stimulate early childhood development and literacy for children living in poverty.
- $50 supports Single Mothers' Support programs helping women overcome the barriers of parenting alone and to become economically independent.
- $250 provides career mentorship opportunities for young women in grades 11 and 12.
- $500 assists a mother and her children to live in safety at Munroe House, our second stage transition house for women who have left abusive relationships.
- $1,000 provides early learning and care for children of teen mothers allowing them to complete high school and provide better futures for their children.
Single Mothers' Programs
The sole provider for their children, many single mothers often live in poverty and face overwhelming challenges. The YWCA provides safe and affordable housing, shelter for women escaping domestic violence, employment counselling, supports for women living in poverty and resources to help women build better futures for themselves and their children.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers help children with disadvantages live healthier and happier lives. We provide care and nourishment while their parents work to improve their circumstances. We provide early learning and care for children with special needs, children from low-income families and aert therapy for children who have witnessed or experienced violence.
For many young adults who are chronically unemployed or working in menial jobs, the lack of college or university education is all too often the roadblock to a better-paid job and a stable life. In families where the parents are less than 25 years old, the family is three times as likely to live in poverty as the general population. Through teen parenting programs, employment training and mentorship programs, the YWCA helps youth gain the skills they need to navigate their lives in a meaningful and proactive manner.
For low-income families, it is a struggle to have health and nutrious food. Nutritious food provides comfort beyond a full stomach: when people know where their next meal is coming from, they can focus on improving their lives rather than on struggling to survive. The YWCA provides community kitchens, emergency food vouchers, and hot lunches for children and women living in poverty.