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Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society (DEYAS)

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Serving: Downtown Eastside

Mission/General Description:

DEYAS programs deliver harm reduction and health promotion services to high-risk, "street-involved" people throughout Vancouver. They promote the health and safety of those who aren't ready to change or are simply unable to do so. The driving objective of all DEYAS services is to provide windows of opportunity for individuals who want to escape the street and change their lives for the better, through a range of personal interventions


Organization Type: Non profit

Types of Activities: Client advocacy, Direct service provision, Service co-ordination, Partnership / coalition development, Public education, Clinical health care, Shelter provision, Employment / job training

Setting: Urban

Scope: Local

Offers Services In: English

Principal Clients: HIV / AIDS, Ex-offenders, Concurrent disorders, Hard-to-house, Living with mental illness, Aboriginal, Victims of violence, Facing racism / discrimination, Substance abuse, Low or fixed income, Youth


Mailing Address: Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society (DEYAS)
49 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1C8

Contact Person: Allan Roscoe, Executive Director



Web site:

Additional Information

Founded: 1984, Vancouver

No. of Full-Time Staff: 18+

Annual Budget: Greater than $1,000,000

Types of Funding: Provincial government, Municipal government

Initiative Profiles for this Organization

This listing was last updated on: April 6, 2006

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