Directions Youth Services helps street youth 13-24 years old.

We’re open 24 / 7 / 365. We welcome all youth who are homeless. We aim to create a safe space in all our programs.

What are you looking for?

tasty hot meal at Directions Youth ServicesFree Food

Hot meals at 8 PM every day

Breakfast Tuesdays & Thursdays

Snacks anytime


We can help you connect to government assistance.

Or earn quick cash through our job program: you can work today & get paid today!

We are a safe space for street youth.

A safe place for a few hours • A shower • A storage locker • To do laundry • To see a doctor or nurse • Help caring for my pet • Someone to talk to • Something else

You’re Not Alone

We’re here to help, and we help hundreds of youth every month.

youth visits / month
hot meals served / month
  • I’m happy with how far I got in just one week.

    Client, Directions Youth Drug/Alcohol Detox
  • Street Youth Job Action gave me the confidence to enter the workforce after having lived on and off the streets for years. 

    Graduate, Street Youth Job Action
  • This place really helped me know I can change. Everyone was super supportive and friendly and made my stay good.

    Client, Directions Youth Drug/Alcohol Detox
  • You give people like me, who never had a chance, a way to start again...

    Client, Directions Safehouse
  • Thank you Directions, you saved my life.

    Client, Directions Youth Services
  • thanks a bunch for being there when i was down on my luck

    Client, Directions Youth Services
  • A really good supportive environment with excellent staff who seem to really care.

    Client, Directions Youth Drug/Alcohol Detox
  • The staff were open-minded about my gender identity.

    Client, Directions Safehouse
  • 10/10 would recommend, these people do whatever they can to make you feel comfortable, safe, secure. make sure you're housed, clothed, fed. as well as educated.

    Client, Directions Youth Services
  • I spent the day crying alone under the Burrard Bridge. Then I came here and some guys made me laugh and you fed me this beautiful dinner. Thank you for doing that. 

    Client, Directions Youth Services Centre
  • I really liked how the staff were supportive and helpful, but also gave me space to do as I felt needed to do.

    Client, Directions Safehouse

Need help? Give us a call!

Are you homeless? Couch surfing? Living somewhere unsafe?

Do you need support? Are you 13-24 years old?

Please call us to talk about it: 604-633-1472 / toll free 1-866-249-6884.

Our drop in centre is at 1138 Burrard St. in downtown Vancouver, across from St. Paul’s Hospital.