Delancey Street BC

Delancey Street is a highly structured 2-year live-in community model that provides a pathway towards personal empowerment for those exiting correctional facilities, and/or wishing to leave life on the streets behind. Community members engage in purposeful and meaningful activities that contribute to developing life skills and prosocial behaviours, achieving high school equivalency, and learning three marketable vocations.

Adapted Therapeutic Community (ATC)

Adapted Therapeutic Communities (ATCs) provide an additional therapeutic choice to individuals seeking support at no-cost, in an accessible location, and conveniently scheduled to fit in with other commitments. It involves ‘Community as Method’ using six core principles to empower groups of people to help each other achieve their goals whether it is pursuing a life free of substance use or crime, recovering from a mental health challenge, or simply seeking personal improvement.

Addiction Recovery Community Housing

Many people need to leave their home communities, where they have family, friends, and supports and move to a major city in order to find substance use treatment and continuing care. Facing a new and difficult system to navigate, long wait lists, and a lack of affordable housing, many fall through the cracks and out of the care system, off their recovery journey, and become at risk for homelessness. A better option may be accessing care in a familiar system, closer to home where they have a built-in support system.

Want2 App + Life Intentions Action Planner

Want2 helps individuals with unmet needs – including youth, adults, seniors, families, immigrants & refugees, LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous – to prioritize their personal goals and find free resources that fit their unique needs and preferences. Want2 then empowers individuals to make plans that effectively meet their needs, one step at a time.

Recovery Café Vancouver

Streetohome is proud to partner with The Kettle Society (Vancouver) and the Recovery Café Network (Seattle) to bring a leading-edge recovery pathway to Vancouver – the Recovery Café. The Recovery Café is a place of belonging where people pursuing recovery – whether it’s from, poverty, homelessness, isolation, mental health challenges, trauma, unemployment, or substance use – can participate in an intentional community of mutual support and work towards their recovery goals.

Recovery Community Centres

Recovery Community Centres (RCCs) are locatable sources of community-based psychosocial recovery support beyond the clinical setting, helping members achieve sustained recovery by building and successfully mobilizing personal, social and community resources. An RCC delivers peer-to-peer recovery support services using its volunteer force as the deliverers of these services. In addition to the one-on-one recovery coaching, skill-building workshops, targeted support groups, socials, recreation opportunities, motivational enhancement, resume development and special topic discussion groups, form part of the various programs delivered at an RCC.

Homeward Bound

Some homeless individuals in Vancouver have migrated to the city with plans and dreams for their future. Unfortunately, high rents, a tight job market and/or adverse life events (e.g., relationship break-up, medical crisis, job loss, etc.) can result in these individuals becoming at-risk for homelessness or even living in an emergency shelter.

St. Paul’s The HUB

Streetohome is partnering with St Paul’s Hospital to build a space – the ‘HUB’ – that includes 10 clinical treatment spaces and a transitional centre including common lounge, kitchen, overnight accommodation with bathroom and shower facilities for eight individuals. The HUB will serve those living with severe addictions and mental health issues.

STEP Program

Supporting Tenants, Enabling Pathways (STEP) is the first program in the province to assist self-identified individuals who are ready to move on with their lives and towards self-sufficiency. This project will provide a means to optimize the use of supportive housing – a limited and expensive community resource – and better steward the generous contributions from Streetohome donors who contributed to the construction of over 1300 new units.


Research consistently shows that people who have experienced homelessness want to work and that a substantial number can secure and retain jobs, but need help overcoming barriers to employment.