Happy 20th Anniversary to Sheway in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA holds up “20” with his fingers and hands to commemorate 20 years at Sheway! 🙂


A Community Project for Women and Children
DROP-IN HOURS FOR WOMEN: Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lunch served at 12 noon
Staff is available by phone Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sheway is a Pregnancy Outreach Program (P.O.P.) located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
The program provides health and social service supports to pregnant women and women with infants
under eighteen months who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The focus of the program is to help
the women have healthy pregnancies and positive early parenting experiences.

Staff at Sheway includes:
• Alcohol and Drug Counselor
• Community Health Nurses
• Social Workers
• Nutritionist
• Infant Development Consultants
• Outreach Worker
• Family Physicians
• First Nations Support Worker and Cook
• Receptionist
• Medical Office Assistant
• Coordinator
• Aboriginal Community Support Worker
• Family Support Worker
• Aboriginal Community Health Nurse
• Administrative Assistant

Sheway also works directly with:
• A Pediatrician from Children’s and Women’s Hospital specializing in developmental assessments and substance exposed infants and children

• An Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech/Language Pathologist from the Centre for Ability.

• Music Therapists from Vancouver NativeHealth Society.

• Fir Square of Children and Women’s Hospital supporting pregnant women during their hospital stay

We provide:
• Daily hot lunches
• Weekly Food Bags
• Nutrition counseling and prenatal vitamins
• Grocery store food/milk coupons
• Practical support for securing medical care, housing, advocacy and social benefits
• Prenatal and postnatal care
• Well baby care, child and adult immunizations
• Parenting support
• Referral and access to support groups and community resources
• Alcohol and drug counseling
• Contraception counseling and provision
• STD/HIV counseling and testing
• Baby food, formula, toys, diapers and baby clothes, when available.

Sheway is a partnership governed by:
The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Ministry for Children and Family Development
Vancouver Native Health Society
YWCA of Vancouver

Sheway is a Coast Salish word meaning “Growth”.

Box 101 – 533 East Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1P9
Tel: (604)216-1699 Fax: (604)216-1698 Medical Fax: (604)216-1683

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: