The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light


Business Number: 107951618RR0565

For over 60 years, we’ve provided a safe place to land for people seeking compassionate support to address their greatest challenges. Our services offer a continuum of care that provides the "building blocks" to help clients regain their health, obtain shelter, build a foundation of recovery from addiction, access affordable housing, build employment skills, and rebuild their personal relationships.

Our Mission:

Harbour Light is dedicated to the recognition of the dignity and worth of people, where God's love is demonstrated in a practical way through holistic programs that attend to the spiritual, social, physical and psychological well-being of the individual.

What We Do:

  • Ten community meals each week, each serving 350-450 people
  • Five days a week, our drop-in centre offers social activities, snacks, and outreach services
  • Our year-round emergency shelters serve 100 men (24-hours), and 36 men and women (overnight). Our winter shelters offer an addition 70 beds from October through March.
  • Men and women seeking to detox from drug use are provided with a safe, supportive environment, five meals a day, and referrals to long-term recovery programs.
  • Our residential treatment program offers the foundation for long-term recovery from addiction
  • Men reintegrating after federal sentencing are supported through our Community Residential Facility as they complete parole.
  • Sunday services, bible study, and more are offered at our community church.
  • Low-income, drug- and alcohol-free housing for adult men and women

What YOU Can Do:

You can support our mission in the downtown eastside of Vancouver and make a tangible difference in the lives of our guests and clients!

  • Make a financial donation right here on CanadaHelps - for example, $10 buys 10 pairs of socks, $40 pays for one night in our treatment program, $2000 sponsors a community meal!
  • Gather in-kind donations such as toiletries and socks and deliver them to our centre
  • Volunteer with us in our community meals, drop-in, tax clinic, and beyond
  • Help spread awareness of our services among your networks

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