What We Do

Atira is accessible to anyone who identifies and lives full time as a woman and who experiences gendered violence and misogyny, including trans, two spirit and intersex women and or those who identify with a femme of centre non-binary gender, as well as women struggling with substance use and or mental and spiritual  wellness. 

Atira provides a range of services not only in the Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) but also in Burnaby, Surrey and White Rock. Services offered include:

  • Long-term and transitional housing and shelter programs, Surrey, Burnaby and Vancouver
  • Housing outreach and homelessness prevention programs, including rent supplements, Surrey and Vancouver
  • Outreach to women who are older and affected by violence, primarily in the Surrey and White Rock communities, including Burnaby
  • Outreach to First Nations, Metis and Inuit women affected by violence, primarily in the Surrey and White Rock communities
  • Legal Advocacy, DTES of Vancouver
  • Stopping the Violence Counseling, DTES of Vancouver
  • 16-step programs
  • The Family Project, support for children who witness abuse and parenting support, primarily in the South Surrey and White Rock Communities
  • Self Employment Initiatives (Enterprising Women Making Art, Painter Sisters Painting Company)