Program and Meal Times
UGM Women and Families Centre Vancouver
Hours of Operation
OPEN Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Hot lunch - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday @ 12:30pm
Day Shelter - Monday-Friday @ 9am - 5pm (intake 9am-12pm)
Mothers Club (in Chinese) - First and third Wednesdays @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
Women's Programs - contact reception for list of current programs
Ask us about Bible studies, prayer groups, art groups and more, happening throughout the year
Vancouver Afterschool programs for children
*Please contact Reception Desk for more information
Hours of Operation
OPEN 7 days a week
Monday-Friday 6:30am - 9pm
Saturday-Sunday 1pm - 9pm
CLOSED 10am - 12:30pm, 3pm-5:30pm
Lunch - 2pm
Dinner - 6:30pm
Morning Chapel - 7:30am - 8:30am
Evening Chapel - 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Emergency Shelter for Men
OPEN 7 days a week @ 9pm (Please arrive at The Cornerstone 30-60min prior)
Inquire at Reception for information on:
Free employment services
Adult education classes (GED)
Alcohol and Drug Recovery Programs
UGM City of Mission
We offer a variety of referrals to programs geared toward helping guests move forward in their lives in a healthy, holistic way.
Women's Recovery at Lydia Home
Our Women's A&D Program is offered in the City of Mission and focuses specifically on women's issues in recovery while providing a safe, healing environment.
**See Below for more information on UGM City of Mission
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Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 9:30 am Breakfast service
9:30 am - Drop-In Time Opens: Basic needs (Access to hygiene products, boots, clothing, etc.)/Outreach contacts
11:00 am - Chapel
11:15 am – 12:00 pm - Soup service
12:00 pm – Drop-In Time Closes
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Counselling sessions and Administrative hours, by appointment
Programs and Services
Bible Study – Mondays @ 12pm
Alcoholics Anonymous Program - Tuesdays @ 1pm
Income Tax (seasonal)
Life Skills and Workshops (monthly)
*To find out about other programs and services, please contact us at 604.525.8989 or speak to an Outreach Worker in person.
** In 2012 UGM re-assessed its strategic priorities within its several locations across Metro Vancouver and as of August 1, 2012, has made a change to its service delivery in the City of Mission.
A primary reason for this decision was to realign its limited resources to achieve three objectives. In addition to growing broader community influence networks and pursuing more opportunities to develop long term, abstinence based housing (alcohol and drug free); the remaining third strategic objective was for UGM to respond to the significant gap in services for vulnerable women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). Unfortunately, with finite finances, amidst global economic concerns, UGM did not anticipate being adequately donor funded to the point whereby it can meet all three of these objectives as well as continue to operate the drop-in facility in the City of Mission. The decision was therefore made to close the Mission drop-in centre, which it had rented, and has since reassigned those resources to meet the organizational objectives.
Despite closing the drop-in centre at 33071 Railway Avenue, UGM will still maintain a strong presence in Mission. Not only will UGM’s Lydia Home recovery house continue to provide live-in programs for vulnerable women, UGM will retain an outreach worker in Mission as a resource to the community, providing referrals and building on the relationships already established by the drop-in centre.
UGM will continue to assist its former guests as best as it is able and will work with other service providers to connect those in need with available services and programs.
UGM is additionally pleased to announce that this closure did not result in any staff lay-offs. Karen Flanagan, former Manager of the Mission Drop-in Centre, became Manager of Mission Ministries which includes Lydia Home. The remaining two staff members were offered jobs within UGM.
“I think it’s important we acknowledge the great work that the Mission team has been able to do within the community,” says Bill Mollard, UGM President. “Karen Flanagan’s leadership has been outstanding. No doubt it’s difficult to alter the course a bit, but we are delighted to still be working in Mission, and to now have the means to focus on our strong and refined vision of reaching the most vulnerable across Metro Vancouver.”
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Outreach Workers are available for one-on-one visits to offer support and tangible help to anyone who needs it