Sereenas Housing for Women

Atira offers the Sereenas House for Women Resident Support Program to women residing at the Sereenas House for Women housing development located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The goal of the Program is to provide a supportive environment in which women are assisted in their efforts to live independently of violence, abuse, and substance use, to access community services and to become involved in their community.

Sereenas House is a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. There are 56 single rooms, six bathrooms, and two kitchens on two floors of housing. We operate from a harm-reduction, anti-oppression perspective with a goal to provide safe and supportive housing for women.

Women are able to have guests between the hours of 9am - 11pm. Shelter is $375 - no extra for laundry and we do the bedding. The costs allow Atira to provide clean linen on a demand basis.

Length of stay: 
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Services offered: 
  • Provide resource referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Connect with and provide building access to community services such as street nurses, mental health teams, and community outreach workers
On-site programs/resources: 
  • Offered by Vancouver Coastal Health, a Clinical Housing Team is available to work exclusively with Sereenas residents.