UGM Women & Families CentreOthers, Family , Women & Girls
Contributed by: Union Gospel Mission
UGM’s new Women & Families Centre will help save lives and change the trajectory of entire families for generations – fewer women and children on the street, fewer children living below the poverty line, and a future where families can thrive instead of struggling to survive. It will keep families together and give kids a chance to change their future. We’re honoured to be part of turning the tide in the lives of women and children who have continued to face significant barriers and limited options. This seven-storey building will increase capacity to 135 beds, including 63 units of new long-term housing and treatment. The 77,000 square-foot centre will also include childcare spaces, emergency supports, and a long-term addiction recovery program for women–the only program of its kind in the Downtown Eastside. Slated to open in late October/Early November 2021, UGM is grateful to our generous donors and all levels of government for their support.