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.
Students say they make better decisions after attending the STAR program.
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