My Night in the Life

The last 3 months have been a whirlwind of learning. As the new Director of Directions Youth Services, I have taken a deep dive into the world of serving youth who experience homelessness. [...]


A Night in the Life—Youth Homelessness through the Eyes of a Participant

Geoff Brooks was a participant at A Night in the Life in 2017. He discovered that raising $4,000 for homeless youth turned out to be an easier feat than spending a night on the streets, but it [...]


A Night in the Life

Imagine spending 12 days on the street. What about 12 weeks? Or even 12 months? Your 12-hour immersion into the lives of homeless youth will challenge you. It will be eye-opening and humbling. [...]


A Walk in the Shoes of a Homeless Youth

As a 22 year old transgendered female with mental challenges and a history of incarceration, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to successfully find income, 3 square meals, and a warm, dry, [...]


EA Tour

Our good friends over at Electronic Arts have given us the opportunity to bring 12 youth out to their Burnaby campus for a tour and some fun, happening on April 21st! This event is only open to [...]


Salsa Rueda Fundraiser!

Please join the UBC-Rueda Club for a fun night of dance on Saturday April 9th at 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver! This fundraiser event features: dance lessons for all levels from 8pm, dancing [...]


In Focus Vancouver 2015

On November 26th – An Event Becomes a Movement Change-makers, visionaries, artists, innovators, entrepreneurs and ‘ecopreneurs’ unite to celebrate the beauty of the West Coast and work [...]


Death in a Dumpster: The Musical

  Street-involved youth from Directions have produced a musical! It tells the story of Danny, broke on the streets of Vancouver, and the people he meets: Daisy, the schizophrenic who [...]