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
  • A really good supportive environment with excellent staff who seem to really care.

    Client, Directions Youth Drug/Alcohol Detox
  • 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
  • I’m happy with how far I got in just one week.

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

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

    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
  • You give people like me, who never had a chance, a way to start again...

    Client, Directions Safehouse
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

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.