Homeless Action Week: Eastside Stride

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601 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Hundreds of unlikely visitors will walk the streets of the Downtown Eastside. Participating in Homelessness Action Week (HAW), they are investing two hours to learn about the neighbourhood and its history, guided by a local resident.

Developed by Union Gospel Mission, in partnership with Mission Possible and with support from the City of Vancouver, the “Eastside Stride” exists to show the beauty, rich history and diverse groups that comprise the neighbourhoods while considering some of the issues that have impacted the area for a long time. It also offers employment to those with barriers in an empowering and dignified manner. Guides lead the walk and a trained outreach worker accompanies.

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