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Please learn more about the important services that this initiative offers by checking out their website here.
"Every Thursday, Charlie’s pet food bank provides free and low-cost pet services for people who are homeless, living outdoors, low-income and/or senior pet guardians in downtown Vancouver.
As part of the Downtown Eastside, we have become a resource for many pet guardians and community support workers. To help pet guardians we take a harm reduction approach by showing respect for the person and building relationships. Charlie’s is a volunteer-operated program and all pet food and supplies are donated. A group of dedicated BC SPCA volunteers allows us to help more animals and maintain a presence in the community.
We strive to provide a supportive, respectful and friendly environment. We want Charlie’s to be a safe place for visitors, members, volunteers and animals."
Please learn more about the important programs and services that this association offers here.
"Our Mission: Urban Native Youth Association is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. Our Vision: Empowered Indigenous youth leading and inspiring all Nations.
UNYA's focus since its inception in 1988 has been to provide meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth (Aboriginal, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, Status, Non-Status) in the urban setting. Our goal is to be a safe place for Indigenous youth to come and find out about programs and services at UNYA and in the broader community. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners."