A small collection of images from the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize the Downtown Eastside community, and women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. The Centre provides practical support to over 500 women, children, and seniors every day, providing a refuge and shelter from conditions of poverty and violence.
I've been working with the Centre for the last year, providing the Centre with marketing photos, and their members with holidays portraits. I've had the support of some amazing hair and makeup professionals, and arranged with local sponsors to provide printing and framing so the women have gifts to give during the holidays. I'm currently working on updating their print collateral, and creating a series of deliverables to support a gala fundraiser this fall at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
There are countless ways to support the Centre – please visit dewc.ca to learn how you can get involved.