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YWCA housing communities

We operate 8 supportive housing communities across Metro Vancouver to help you stabilize your life and connect with your community.

YWCA housing communities

Community development

We believe in providing tenants with opportunities to get involved and create their own unique community. A community development worker helps you identify your goals, learn new skills and move forward in life.

Services provided by the community developer include

  • Connections to YWCA programs and services
  • Workshops on topics such as self-esteem, conflict resolution, anger management and assertiveness
  • Information and resources
  • Facilitation of tenant meetings and community events
  • Support for tenant groups such as community gardening, residential safety, community kitchen and children’s programs
  • Links to additional community agencies and support services

YWCA housing communities 

Vancouver

Semlin Gardens

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 2- and 3-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.

Munroe House

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. 1 unit is reserved for a woman without children.

YWCA Hotel

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.

Surrey

Alder Gardens

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 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments, a communal garden, a play area and a common room. Priority is given to Surrey residents.

Arbour House

Arbour House features a mix of 2-, 3- and 4-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 counselling and assistance.

Coquitlam

Como Lake Gardens

Como Lake Gardens features 30 units with a mix of 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, a communal garden, a play area and a common room. Priority is given to Coquitlam residents.

Langley

Fraser Gardens

Fraser Gardens caters to single mothers participating in YWCA programs and features a communal garden, play area and common room. The 20-unit building has 2- and 3-bedroom apartments.