The Community Christmas Craft Fair is a unique experience to support low-income women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Crafts are affordably priced, vendors are part of a supportive community that the public is welcomed into, and the event has no cost to vendors which means all proceeds go directly to the artists. Not only that, but submission to the fair is restricted to low-income residents in the DTES, many of whom are involved in drug and alcohol treatment and employment training programs.
STATUS: A Community Dialogue on HIV/AIDS Services, Supports and Prevention Strategies for Women in the DTES
Presented by PHS Community Services Society and PHS Drug Users Resources Centre
Presented for Support Workers, Service Providers and Peer Workers
Hastings Folk Garden at 117 East Hastings, right beside InSite in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Excited DTES residents prepare Hastings Folk Garden for new planting season!
Below is Jim speaking about prepping the soil, planting seeds and having events!
Our vision is: To create a welcoming, beautiful, safe place for community members to enjoy as a calm green space where they can engage in therepeutic activities; To link supportive programming from the Lifeskills Centre and greater PHS Community Service
In March come get involved in preparing the garden for the growing season: turn over the soil, get your hands dirty, help us build planter boxes, benches and vertical garden space out of recycled materials! Come ask at Lifeskills if you want to get involved: tel 604 678 8278
In April the garden will be open Noon – 3 Weekdays for community access!
Smudges are Ongoing!
Aboriginal Front Door cares for a Native Plant Garden within the space!
Past Events have included Sprouting Workshops and Outdoor Movies, look for these again in the summer!
Out On A Limb. Stories about growing up and growing older by The Only Animal with PHS Community Services in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Out On A Limb. Stories about growing up and growing older
Bringing 100 youth and elders together to relate the passing of time and coming of age
Intergenerational. Interspecies. Interactive.
Fifty feet tall and 3 acres of video projection and sound installation in the trees
Community and professional artists working together
Produced by The Only Animal with PHS Community Services
Come hear, tell, and learn from a master storyteller. Weekly workshops on Saturdays through the summer. Facilitated and created by David Roche, Vanessa Richards, Eric Rhys Miller, Keith Murray, and Alex MacQueen with 100 community participants.
Saturdays 1 PM – 4 PM
April 28, May 26, June 23
Woodwards Sky Room
131 W. Hastings
Hendrik Beune and April Smith of AHA MEDIA are very happy to help a library with excited Bosman Hotel Community residents of the “At Home/ Chez Soi” project.
With a new library onsite, residents can improve their literacy and life skills through positive peer community engagement. Sharing books and new found knowledge brings friends closer together at the Bosman.
Over 100 people will now have access to books and resources to help enrich and support their lives.
Many thanks to the wonderful support from Angelika Sellick , Literacy Outreach Coordinator of DTES Adult Literacy Roundtable and Megan Langley of Carnegie Centre Library.
Plans to build the Bosman library started a few months ago and our first donations have begun to arrive.
The official opening of the library is scheduled for Thursday 24 May 2012.
Located in the former Bosman’s Motor Hotel in downtown Vancouver, the Bosman is an important part of the Mental Health Commission’s At Home / Chez Soi initiative – the largest research project of its kind in the world studying mental illness and homelessness. In Vancouver, At Home / Chez Soi is focusing on people who also have substance abuse and addiction issues, and over the next four years will provide housing and support to 300 homeless mentally ill people in the city.
Liz Evans, Executive Director, PHS Community Services Society, said: “The Bosman project offers hope because it embraces the very values our society strives for – one that is inclusive and one that says that every life matters and every individual deserves a chance to be their best self. The Bosman is an exciting start to acknowledging that we can live in a community, in a city and in a country where fellow human beings living with a mental illness do not have to be sleeping on our streets.”
At Home/Chez Soi: Largest research project of its kind in the world
At Home/Chez Soi is a ground‐breaking national research project in five cities -Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto,Montreal and Moncton – to find the best way to provide housing and services to people who are living with mental illness and homelessness. Using a ‘Housing First‘ approach, the research project focuses on first providing people who are homeless with a place to live, and then the other assistance and services they require. The goal is to see if this approach is better than traditional care.
The research will help make Canada a world leader in providing better services to people living with homelessness and mental illness.
For more information on the At Home/Chez Soi project, please visithttp://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/Pages/homelessness.aspx (English)
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with mental illness. In February 2008, the federal government allocated $110 million to the MHCC to find ways to help the growing number of people who are homeless and have a mental illness. For more, visit www.mentalhealthcommission.ca.
The PHS Community Services Society provides affordable, low-barrier supportive housing and services to marginalized people, many of whom suffer from mental illness, physical disabilities and addictions. These services include a supervised injection facility, detoxification and addiction recovery services, an art gallery, life skills training, low threshold employment and banking.
Wizard of Pawz – Community Dog Walkers program for PHS Residents in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Wizard of Pawz – A dog walking program for resident. Wizard of Pawz will be walking dogs every Tuesday at 11 AM. Please sign up with staff at the front desk of your building, at LifeSkills Centre or email email@example.com
Staff and LifeSkills peers will be walking resident dogs.. and staff dogs if any staff dogs want walks.
Colin A says
We’ve dropped off a bunch of sign-up sheets at all the PHS buildings, so please encourage any dog owners to sign up. We’re going to start with once a week, every Tuesday beginning on Feb 21st. Any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHA MEDIA Photos
- Remembering TJ at Karaoke Shenanigans
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Jan 9 2017
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users Opioid Guidelines with Dr Nirupa Goel & Dr Keith Ahmand
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Nov 22 2016
- Peoples’ Global Media Gallery at Fourth Global Health Systems Research in Vancouver on Nov 15 – 18 2016
- SANSU – Surrey Area Network of Substance Users do Harm Reduction in Langley on Oct 29 2016
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Oct 11 2016
- AHA MEDIA thanks Roundhouse Radio for VIFF 2016 passes
- SANSU at 8th Annual H’Arts for the Homeless 2016 Annual Benefit Event for Lookout Society
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users’ “Our House” Parody for Homelessness Action Week 2016
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Oct 1 2016
- Brody Benson sings I Got You by James Brown
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Sep 14 2016
- Man plays Adele’s When We Were Young in Woodwards Atrium in Vancouver
- SANSU Music Video featured in Province and Vancouver Sun newspapers
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users’ I Fly So High PARODY of Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake
- SANSU Surrey Area Network of Substance Users meeting on Aug 22 2016
- Help! @Twitter gave our @April account away!
- Terrific Twonie Tuesday with KARAOKE SHENANIGANS
- Tai Chi Mike practices Lok Hup form to Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean
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