Please help us help Vancouver’s most vulnerable street youth.

We are a low-barrier service, which means we work the kids that need help the most.

Financial donations enable us to give more of these youth a chance.

Make a secure financial donation here.

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

We can also use in-kind donations; see the list of items we need below.

Thank you very much!

people with donationsThese women collected needed items and financial donations to help Directions street youth.


New clothing

  • socks
  • men’s underwear
  • blankets
  • backpacks


  • granola bars
  • juice boxes
  • food
  • dry pet food


  • travel-sized soap, shampoo
  • toothpaste / toothbrush
  • Epsom salts

Cards / Tickets

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

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. Your contribution means we can help more vulnerable youth with complex needs. Read about our impact on some of these youth below.

Check out this touching card from a (very articulate!) 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.

  • 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