Whole Way House provides community building programs and tenant support services to low-income seniors, veterans, families and vulnerable residents to build healthy community in non-profit housing. 

We partner with landlords to help reduce the risk of homelessness, increase quality of life and rebuild a sense of belonging.

We currently operate in the Downtown Eastside, across Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey.

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.

How we work

ReConnect by building meaningful relationships where we can combat loneliness and isolation in a safe and supportive community
ReBuild a sense of belonging and purpose through opportunities to contribute, education and training
ReCenter around a meaningful and purposeful life through one on one tenant support services and connecting to community resources


Whole Way House is a registered Canadian charity serving vulnerable seniors and veterans who are facing marginalization, disabilities, addiction issues and/or mental health issues in the Downtown Eastside. It was co-founded by Jenny and Josh Konkin in 2013.


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.


It’s finally time to share that we are expanding… Like A LOT!!!
Starting April 1 we will be expanding our community building programs and support services into 8 (yes EIGHT) buildings to support low income seniors, veterans, vulnerable residents with disabilities, those in transition from recovery, homelessness and incarceration, as well as FAMILIES and single moms and we want you to be a part of it!!
In order for us to make long-term, lasting changes, we believe in building healthy communities, from the inside out!
Your donation will provide vital supplies like:
•Welcome Home Care Packages (sheets, pillows, kitchen essentials)
•Games and kids toys
•Essential home and hygiene items
• Safe transportation to banks and medical appointments
•Snacks, Family Meals, Birthday Cakes and more!!!
With you as our partner, we can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people and make this a year of hope!

Would you join us in our campaign to raise $222,000 in 2022? Make your donation today and let’s see what we can do in 2022!

Housing Partnerships

We partner with non-profit housing organizations to provide on-site programs and support services

Veterans Manor (VMHS)

133 units providing low-income housing to senior and veteran men (55+) at risk of homelessness in the DTES
In partnership with BC Housing

601 East Hastings (UGM)

35 units providing 2 year transitional housing for residents transitioning from recovery, incarceration or homelessness in the DTES
In partnership with Union Gospel Mission

Maurice McElrea Place (UGM)

85 units providing low-income, abstinence-based housing for low-income residents in the DTES
In partnership with Union Gospel Mission

Alexander House (AHS)

92 units providing low-income housing for seniors in the DTES/Gastown
In partnership with Coastal Church, City of Vancouver, Port of Vancouver

Chelsea Tower (NCS)

84 units providing low-income housing for seniors in Mount Pleasant
In partnership with City of Vancouver

Whole Way House is Hiring!

Do you have a heart to serve and a strong work ethic to go with it?
Are you kind and compassionate?
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Do you want to be a part of a dynamic team?

We are looking for great people to join our team! Full Time and Part Time Positions Available:

Program & Tenant Support Worker: Work to engage new and existing residents in Whole Way House’s community building programs as well as provide vital supports to help residents age well in place and meet their health, housing and personal goals. You get to work with a supportive and caring team to help create a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.

Learn more here WWH Job Description Program & Tenant Support Worker – 2022

Make an impact! Support those who are vulnerable and marginalized and help build a healthy community. Please email your resume and cover letter to inquiries@wholewayhouse.ca

Hear from the residents about the impact our community building programs and tenant support services are making in their lives and in their homes.

President named Top 40 under 40

We are excited and extremely proud to announce that our very own Whole Way House President Jenny Konkin is a winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2018 Forty under 40 Awards! 

Jenny has had a tremendous impact on the Vancouver community by working tirelessly to help vulnerable adults to feel more connected and less lonely in our city.

Jenny has an astounding entrepreneurial spirit and she uses these gifts to benefit the at-risk and vulnerable adults in our own backyard. Jenny constantly does more, with less, by being resourceful, strategic and employing sheer tenacity. She has the qualities of a true leader.

Join us in congratulating our strong and committed leader as she received this impressive recognition from the business community! Read her full story below.

(Every year Business in Vancouver highlights the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction.)

The 'I Get To' Legacy Project

“The I Get To Legacy Project” is our social enterprise which provides meaningful work stamping beautiful jewelry for someone in transition while also supporting our programs. Each piece represents a changed life.

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

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.


All donations go directly to funding our programs and activities. All donations will receive a charitable donations receipt.


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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