Compassion. Community. Connection.

Whole Way House is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.

Special Announcement: Coastal Church is currently matching all donations! Support Whole Way House programs today and see your donation doubled.
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4th Annual Family Picnic In The Park

4th Annual Family Picnic In The Park

Prospect Point Picnic Area at Stanley Park
August 28, 2016 ❤️ 5:00 - 7:30pm

We will have games like bocce and soccer, and a silent auction fundraiser. We encourage people to bring a blanket or lawn chairs, as well as their friends for a fun family picnic in the park. Earls will be cooking up their famous BBQ ribs, burgers, coleslaw, corn on the cob and even slicing up some juicy watermelon!

Help us ReConnect, ReBuild and ReCenter in the Downtown Eastside. Support our community programs: Family Dinner, Games Night, Hair Cuts, onsite Workshops & Counselling, Art Sessions, and more.

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The I Get To Legacy Chain

June 6, 2016

Each uniquely hand-stamped necklace helps ReBuild confidence, value and dignity by providing a low-barrier, part-time job to a Whole Way House member and supports our Community Programs while honouring the I Get To Legacy left by Co-Founders Jenny & Josh's father, Ron Konkin.

When Co-Founders, Jenny & Josh's dad Ron Konkin was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he changed his perspective from "I have to" to "I get to" and these necklaces are a great reminder to leave a legacy of gratitude and generosity.

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happening right now

Co-Founder, Jenny Konkin is heading back to the Breakfast Television Vancouver couch with Riaz Meghji tomorrow at 8:20am! Tune in to hear from Kris about the I Get To Legacy Project and how it's impacting our community in the #DTES. #IGetTo #legacy #wwhfamilypicnic #breakfasttelevision #support #vancouver

Whole Way House
August 23, 2016

Our students facilitating a workshop at Whole Way House

Whole Way House
August 23, 2016

This week we GOT TO train 3 new team members in the I Get To Legacy Project! Tune in to Breakfast Television Vancouver Wednesday at 8:20am to find out more! So proud of these guys for their great work! Order at #IGetTo #rebuild #dtes #legacy #healthyrelationships #handmadejewelry #fashionforapassion

Whole Way House
August 22, 2016


Whole Way House is a Vancouver-based charitable society serving the residents of the Avalon Hotel. It was co-founded by Jenny, Josh and Mary Konkin.


Our vision is to reach the people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.


We believe that when a person feels loved and valued, they are able to find purpose in life and be a part of something greater. We offer friendship and support to those who are often lonely, isolated, rejected and forgotten.

Learn more about the history and people behind Whole Way House.

Our story

Jenny Konkin, President & Co-Founder of Whole Way House

We had so many big ideas of how we were going to save the Downtown Eastside and fix all the problems! We thought if we could just get enough clothes and food, everything would be fine. But when we got here, what we really saw were issues of loneliness and isolation. — Jenny

our mission is to

ReConnect with people by building meaningful relationships

ReBuild a sense of community, belonging and purpose through education and training

ReCenter around a meaningful and purposeful life through a re-integrative clean-housing support system

get involved

There are several ways to support the many programs and activities that take place at Whole Way House!


We rely on the generousity of local businesses to support our programs. Learn more about how your organization can sponsor a program at Whole Way House.

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All donations go directly to funding our programs and activities. Donations over $25 will receive a charitable donations receipt immediately upon payment.

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Volunteers are the life blood of any non-profit organization! Find out how you can get involved as a volunteer and make a meaningful difference in our community.

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in the news

We're thrilled to have our stories featured in media outlets across the lower mainland, and even beyond! A complete archive of Whole Way House in the media is available here.

Vancouver Courier

Cooking class puts empowerment at top of menu

December 8, 2015

Naoibh O'Connor from the Vancouver Courier chronicles Chef David Robertson's and Whole Way House's cooking class for residents of a SRO in the DTES.

Source: Naoibh O'Connor, Vancouver Courier

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Restoring Dignity To Those On The Downtown Eastside

August 20, 2015

Alumni Kris sits down on the BT couch with Whole Way House Co-Founder Jenny Konkin and host Riaz Mehgi to share his touching story of feeling important and accepted for the very first time in his life.

Source: CityTV

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