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The Vancouver Public Library, the YWCA Metro Vancouver and the City of Vancouver have partnered on an exciting joint Library, Housing and Community Programming Project. The Project will be located at 720 – 730 East Hastings St. and is expected to open early 2017.

On September 26, 2014 the Vancouver Public Library announced the name of its newest branch – nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona branch – which encompasses the idea of ‘we are one’ in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Musqueam) language. Click here to read the full press release.

The full-service neighbourhood Library branch will include: books, magazines, newspapers, CDs, DVDs and electronic resources in multiple languages; opening hours and diverse programming to meet community needs; public access to computers and computer learning; and meeting rooms and other public spaces to serve the community.

The YWCA safe, affordable housing is for low-income single mothers, and their dependent children, who can live independently (with minimal supports), and are working towards achieving economic independence.

The YWCA community family programming space will enhance and expand the kinds of services provided to its clients at the YWCA’s Crabtree Corner at 533 East Hastings. These will include medical services, employment services, Aboriginal Infant Development, parenting and single moms’ support groups. The housing and community program space will be named YWCA Cause We Care House in recognition of substantial support from our lead donor, the Cause We Care Foundation. Check our What’s New section for the latest updates.

Check our What’s New section for the latest updates.

Click here to see FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about the project.

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Arthur Mills, YWCA Metro Vancouver