We are a group of residents and representatives from community agencies in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 2003 we have undertaken a variety of projects in our community with community members. We focus on finding inclusive and creative supports for people with addictions and people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
3-step Donation Process Online donations to Under One Umbrella can be made by clicking on the following link Watari
- Now that you are on Watari’s website, click the Donate Button on the left side of the page.
- Find the “DONATE NOW” link near the bottom of the page to make your donation through Canada Helps.*
- Enter the amount you want to donate and choose “Under One Umbrella” from the drop down menu below the Donation Amount to ensure your donation is directed to Under One Umbrella.
- Continue with completing your donation.
The Under One Umbrella Society is fortunate to work in partnership with and to have the administrative support of Watari Youth, Family and Community Services, a Canadian registered charitable organization since 1986 (Charitable Tax #119288900RR0001). Watari’s primary mission is to facilitate positive change in the lives of at-risk children, youth, their families and communities in the Downtown Eastside and the Greater Vancouver/Richmond areas.
*Please note that Canada Helps takes a small (4%) administrative fee which means that nearly all of your donation will be directed to supporting Under One Umbrella. Donations over $20.00 are eligible for an emailed tax receipt from Canada Helps.
Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect 2017- 10 Years Strong!
The Under One Umbrella Society in partnership with Watari is proud to announce our 10th annual Homeless Connect event will be held on Saturday, March 18th, from 11am to 3pm at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street).
Many thanks to the City of Vancouver who have once again granted us the seed funding to host anyone from the community who may be struggling with homelessness or are having a hard time in East Vancouver. Under One Umbrella Homeless Connect is a “one-stop shop” service fair where folks can connect with a variety of services and resources all in one place on one day. Come and connect with the services you need. Everyone is welcome!
Since 2007 our grassroots group has been working towards solutions to homelessness in part by holding this annual community event. More donations and volunteers are needed. For more information, please feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
Under One Umbrella Silent Auction!
100% Proceeds Donated to the Homeless Connect 2016 event!
Visit the silent auction page at: http://underoneumbrella2016.eflea.ca/
The fantastic mix of silent auction items include gift certificates for awesome eateries and local shops, scenic flight tours, theatre tickets, craft beer, wine baskets, artisan treats (including honey, ice cream and biscotti!), pampering beauty products, artwork, jewellery, and much more!
The purpose of the Homeless Connect event is to bring together a range of services, info and activities for people who are homeless or or at risk of homelessness in East Van. Services include: street nurses, addiction services, hearing screening clinic, foot care, housing information, health services, haircuts, legal assistance, pet care, including warm clothing for anyone in need. The event also provides a healthy meal, free food for the pantry, local entertainment, door prizes and an evaluation of the event. Over 50 volunteers dedicate their time, including individuals that are currently or were formerly homeless.
Homeless Connect 2016
Under One Umbrella’s Homeless Connect 2016 takes place on Saturday, March 19th, from 11am to 3pm at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street).
Homeless Connect is a “one-stop shop” service fair for people who are homeless or having a hard time in East Van. Come and connect with the services you need. Everyone is welcome!
For more information, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeless Connect 2015
Over 467 individuals came to Under One Umbrella 2015 – providing valuable resources to individuals in need and a meaningful way to connect with service providers and friends.
The event was held at the Maritime Labour Centre for the 8th annual Under One Umbrella homeless connect. 40 social service providers and community partners were on hand to deliver services to all in attendance. Some of the services included free haircuts, hearing tests, bike repair, acupuncture, foot care, stuff for pets, foodbank hampers and self-care kits for all and a wide range of advocacy and outreach services all for those who are homeless at risk of homelessness.
The Under One Umbrella society would like to thank all our donors and community partners who made this event possible:
- City of Vancouver
- Watari Youth Family and Community Services
- Vancity Credit Union
- The Kettle Society
- Rose Charities
- Crystal Hearing Centres
- Rohit Group
- Union Gospel Mission
- Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
- Urban Native Youth Association
Thanks to these and other partners in the community who made this year’s Under One Umbrella homeless connect a resounding success!