First United Church

First United Church provides information and advocacy. Their services include crisis intervention, housing referrals, help with employment insurance, income tax form completion assistance, referral to trade unions for employment disputes, and community programs for residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

They are in the process of changing their intake hours and soon their location for advocacy. Currently they have intake Monday and Wednesday from 9 am - 11 am; Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. These intake hours will continue until September 10th, 2010 but may be subject to revision after that. They are in the process of adding some additional intake sessions and are looking at a possible evening session but it will be a few weeks at least until they have re-configured their schedule.

First United Church Housing Society manages three buildings providing affordable housing for people in the Downtown Eastside and Mount Pleasant neighbourhoods. Two buildings near the church provide a mixture of bachelor, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom units with 70 units of housing being provided in Bill Hennessey Place and 86 units of housing provided in Jennie Pentland Place. In Mount Pleasant, Ledingham Place provides 33 units of mostly family and seniors accommodation.

For information about rentals, please contact the Director of Housing, Stephen Gray or pick up an application at First United Church. Stephen's telephone number is 604-681-8365, ext. 122.

Publication Languages: English


First United Church
320 E. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P4
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