ywca cause we care house
Streetohome Foundation is providing support to YWCA Cause We Care House, a partnership with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Public Library. This supportive housing project for single mothers and their children will be part of the Downtown Eastside/Strathcona Library Branch. Located at 720 – 730 East Hastings, this project will consist of 21 housing units for independent living, with a goal of supporting marginalized women and helping them move to economic independence.
The YWCA is actively engaged in a $10 million capital campaign for this project, which includes support from Streetohome Foundation, Cause We Care and the Ismaili Council of B.C. Low income, single mothers with children are at particular risk of homelessness, and have been identified as a key target group for housing by Streetohome Foundation.
Building design work began in April 2011. The project will break ground in Winter 2013 and both housing and the library are expected to open in Spring 2015. Check out the offical website for regular updates on the project.
Read the announcement press release.
View the announcement photo gallery.
YWCA CEO Janet Austin