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MISSION

The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade.

 

VISION

The vision of WISH is that every woman should have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices.

 

CORE VALUES

Acceptance, Caring, Dignity, Respect

 


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The WISH Drop-In Centre Society puts its mission, values, and core principles into action by providing services, supports and opportunities to women engaged in Vancouver’s street based sex industry.

 WISH facilitates two front-line programs for self-identified women who are sex workers. The WISH Drop-In Centre is an overnight safe space in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where women can meet their basic needs (food, clothing, and hygiene), receive individualized support and participate in programs that engage their spirits, hearts and minds. WISH’s Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van is a mobile safe space for women.  The MAP team supports women wherever they may be in the city with snacks, hot coffee and juice, harm reduction supplies, referrals and support.

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WISH’s capacity building programs take the concepts of community, support, partnership, and opportunity further. These programs include the Aboriginal Health and Safety Program, the Supportive Employment Program, and the Transitions Program. WISH encourages healing and growing through programs such as the Music Therapy program and the Learning Centre, a literacy program facilitated in partnership with Capilano University.

 All services offered by WISH are for self-identified women only. Find out more about the work WISH does!

WISH is a registered charity (CRN: 870475563RR001) that is governed by a volunteer board of directors that includes community members.

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WISH acknowledges that we are on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh Nations.