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The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, British Columbia.
High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury.
We provide practical support to enable our community members to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them.
We work to provide security, basic needs and support to encourage them in making long-term change by identifying and removing barriers to full participation in the larger community.
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