Watari Counselling & Support Services Society
Our mission is to facilitate meaningful change and provide a bridge to healthier possibilities through innovative, community driven and supportive programming.
Meals served through our Community Kitchens.
Youth who have received support with Housing
Bikes handed out through our Migrant 2 Migrant Program.
Hours of one to one counselling provided.
Watari was created in 1986 as a response to the lack of services and programs available for high-risk street involved youth in Vancouver. Since then, Watari has helped thousands of people in the Downtown Eastside and the surrounding communities. Consistently advocating for vulnerable people, Watari has had a large and lasting positive impact on the community.
INDIVIDUALIZED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (ICOP) – S.T.A.R PROGRAM FOR KIDS – LATIN AMERICAN OUTREACH – MIGRANT TO MIGRANT – COMMUNITY ADDICITIONS COUNSELLING TEAM (CACT) -VANCOUVER INTENSIVE SUPERVISION UNIT (VISU) – SYSTEM NEGOTIATOR AT DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY COURTS
EASTSIDE INTEGRATED YOUTH OUTREACH TEAM – YOUTH EXCELLING AND ATTAINING HOUSING (YEAH!) PROGRAM