East Van Dan’s

East Van Dan’s is a therapeutic program designed to meet the needs of youth in the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver who have cognitive disorders, spectrum disorders, mental health challenges, and living with the impacts of trauma.

After the success of our “Supported Program for Youth with FASD” pilot program in Surrey (2017-2018) we grew this program in 2019 to give these youth a secure and safe place to meet and bond, and then opt in to our counselling programs. This program partners with various organizations currently working with these at-risk youth and expands on the gains they have already made. Those organizations include the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, REACH Community Health Centre, Broadway Youth Resource Centre, RICHER Health and the Hip Hop Drop.

We’d like to thank the following organizations for their financial support:

Coast Capital Savings  Community Investment Grants for Youth.

TELUS Community Grants

Canadian Medical Association Foundation Health Canadians Grants Program


Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General – Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant