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WISH Drop-In Centre Society

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Our mission is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Our vision is for every woman to have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices. Women who engage in sex work are some of the most marginalized and vulnerable women in our society. Those who engage in street-based sex work are even more at risk of social stigma, violence and health crises.

WISH Drop-In Centre Society provides support to women who work in the street-based sex trade—60 percent of whom are homeless, and half of whom are Indigenous. All live in poverty.

In the face of this trauma, women who are often denied both their basic needs, as well as a sense of dignity and self-worth can take advantage of the wide range of services and support that WISH offers. Women can come to our nightly Drop-In Centre 365 days per year, and find a safe place to rest, have a hot meal, shower and connect with community. We check the safety of women working on the streets, and offer harm reduction supplies, through our Mobile Access Project (MAP) Van which drives across the city every night. Women also have access to far-reaching opportunities designed to enable longer-term support,