Need Cash?

We can help you connect with sources of money like the Ministry of Child & Family Development (MCDF) and Income Assistance.

You can also earn money quickly through our employment program, Street Youth Job Action (SYJA). Street Youth Job Action can help you learn job skills and get work experience while you make money.

Work Today, Get Paid Today

How do I get a shift with Street Youth Job Action?

  • Shifts are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays (not Wednesdays)
  • Come to the Directions Youth Services Centre at 1138 Burrard St. in Vancouver between 8:309:30 AM.
  • The jobs are handed out at 9:30 AM.
  • You have to be at the Centre to get a job but we can’t guarantee you will get one.
  • 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

What kind of work is it?

  • Street beautification (street garbage removal, graffiti paint-over, posted bill removal)
  • Needle sweeps / condom pick-up & safe disposal
  • Event clean up

Are you  homeless, couch surfing or 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. Or email

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

We look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

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