Who We Are


The Dugout is a drop-in centre in the Downtown Eastside that serves as a neighbourhood living room for the homeless in our community and for those living in Single Room Occupancies (SROs).  It is a welcoming space where displaced residents can find refuge and enjoy the company of others.

Since 1967, volunteers at the Dugout have provided practical assistance, emotional support and guidance to anyone in need.  Each day hundreds of people receive a nourishing meal, a warm cup of coffee, and a compassionate offer to help them make life a little bit more comfortable.

With core funding provided by the City of Vancouver and the Central City Foundation along with generous donations from corporate sponsors and concerned individuals, the Dugout continues to serve as a place of refuge in Vancouver’s inner city.  Please donate today and show that you care about the people in our community who need your help.