Directions Youth Services helps street youth 13 to 24 years old. We welcome everyone and aim to create a safe and inclusive space in all our programs. What are you looking for?

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Directions Youth Services Centre

Directions Youth Services Centre

Directions Youth Services Centre is a safe space for street youth 13-24 years old. We're at 1138 Burrard St. in downtown Vancouver and we're open 24/7/365. Here you can:

  • Get a hot meal • shower • do laundry
  • See a doctor • get help finding housing,
  • Get paid work experience,
  • Get help caring for your pet, and/or
  • Hang out and talk with someone.
Free Meals & Snacks

Free Meals & Snacks

Hungry? 24 years old or younger?
Come to Directions for free food.

  • Hot meal at 8PM every day (with meat & veggie options),
  • Breakfast 8:30AM Tuesdays & 8:45AM Thursdays.
  • Snacks available anytime.
    Directions Youth Detox

    Directions Youth Detox

    Struggling with drugs and/or alcohol?
    21 or under?
    Check out Directions Youth Detox.

    • We're voluntary — you can leave at any time.
    • We're accessible 24/7/365.
    • You can stay for up to 7 days.
    • We can connect you with medical support and referrals to treatment
    • You can also come just to rest and get a few good meals.
    Directions Safehouse

    Directions Safehouse

    Need a place to live for a few weeks?
    16-18 years old?
    Check out Directions Safehouse. We're:

    • safe • short-term • co-ed
      • And while you're here, the friendly staff can also help with things like:

        • getting on income assistance,
        • finding permanent housing, and
        • getting medical help.
    Directions Housing

    Directions Housing

    Need help finding a safe, stable home?
    Direction's Housing Outreach workers can help you:

    • get on subsidized housing lists,
    • go with you to viewings,
    • help with landlords, budgeting, finding furniture, moving and more.
    Street Youth Job Action

    Street Youth Job Action

    24 years old or younger?

    Interested in earning money, but not sure if you are ready for a "real" job?

    Street Youth Job Action (SYJA) can help you get paid work experience in an environment that meets you where you are at.

    You’re Not Alone

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

    youth visits / month
    hot meals served / month
    youth we connect with on the street

    News & Events

    Find out what’s new and coming up at Directions Youth Services.

    Contact Directions Youth Services

    Directions Youth Services supports street youth 13 to 24 years old in Vancouver. Come by the centre at 1138 Burrard Street to grab a snack and connect with staff. We are open 24/7/365. Or call 604-633-1472 (toll free at 1-877-249-6884.)

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