Please help Vancouver’s most vulnerable youth.

We are a low-barrier service, which means we work with the young people who need help the most.

Financial contributions enable us to help more of these youth. Thank you very much!

Directions is a division of Family Services of Greater Vancouver, which is a registered charity. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.


New clothing

  • socks
  • men’s underwear
  • blankets
  • backpacks


  • granola bars
  • juice boxes
  • food (canned / nonperishable)
  • dry pet food


  • travel-sized soap, shampoo
  • toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, etc
  • Epsom salts

Cards / Tickets

  • Compass cards
  • movie tickets
  • grocery or drug store gift cards

people with donations

These women collected much-needed items and financial donations to help Directions youth!

Drop off donations anytime at 1136 Burrard Street (across from St. Paul’s Hospital). Call 604-633-1472 or email if you have questions.

Thank you! We really appreciate it. Read what the youth say about us below.

Check out this card, written to us by a Directions youth:


What Our Clients Say

  • I’m happy with how far I got in just one week.

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

    Client, Directions Safehouse
  • Directions Street Youth Job Action program really made a huge difference in my life. They gave me much more than a daily paycheque. I got more confidence in myself since they trusted me. Having them on my resume is what allowed me to get off welfare.

    Graduate, Street Youth Job Action
  • 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
  • 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
  • thanks a bunch for being there when i was down on my luck

    Client, Directions Youth Services
  • Street Youth Job Action was the only thing that got me out of bed & doing something on a daily basis. It has gotta be the most beneficial program I’ve ever come across as a street youth.

    SYJA Graduate
  • 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
  • Thank you Directions, you saved my life.

    Client, Directions Youth Services
    Client, Directions Youth Services
  • Directions saved me as a youth... Happy to say I am now in my late 20s with a stable job and secure living situation. Keep being awesome Directions! Thank you for all you've done.

    Client, Directions Youth Services
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