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Our Programs

Drop-In Centre

The Drop-In Centre is a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for women and gender diverse folks, who are current or former sex workers.

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Drop-In Centre
WISH Shelter

Canada’s first-ever 24/7 temporary emergency shelter for street-based sex workers.  

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WISH Shelter
Mobile Access Project
(MAP Van)

The MAP Van provides outreach services to street-based sex workers from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., every day of the week, every day of the year.

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Mobile Access Project
(MAP Van)
Supportive Employment Program

The majority of participants who access support at WISH rely on street-based sex work as their sole source of income, leaving them more vulnerable to physical and sexual violence.

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Supportive Employment Program
Aboriginal Health & Safety

Indigenous women are over-represented in street-based sex work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: more than 50 percent of WISH participants are Indigenous, and many have experienced severe trauma related to colonization, residential schools, and ongoing racism and discrimination.

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Aboriginal Health & Safety
Transitions

The Transitions project supports women and gender diverse folks in moving to safer sex work, or to reduce their reliance on sex work, or eventually exiting altogether.

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Transitions
Learning Centre

The WISH Learning Centre supports adult learners who are marginalized, offering a range of activities designed to develop communication skills, their ability to self-advocate and stabilize their lives.

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Learning Centre
Music Therapy

WISH participants can engage in a range of musical experiences through the WISH Music Therapy program, helping to care for their holistic self through musical education, song-sharing and psycho-education.

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Music Therapy
Health Clinic

People should be able to receive care in a setting in which they feel safe and with practitioners, they feel they can trust.

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Health Clinic
Programs