Whole Way House - Building Healthy Communities in Housing

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

who

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.

what

Our vision is to serve vulnerable residents by creating a safe and welcoming environment where we can build meaningful relationships and a community that instills worth, value and dignity.

why

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.

Housing Partnerships

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Whole Way House partners with 7 non-profit housing societies across 11 sites, supporting more than 1100 low-income seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, families and people in transition with onsite community building programs and tenant support services to build healthy communities in housing.

Veterans Manor (VMHS)

Low-income housing for senior and veteran men at risk of homelessness in the DTES
In partnership with BC Housing

601 East Hastings (UGM)

Two year transitional, abstinence-based housing for vulnerable residents after recovery in the DTES
In partnership with Union Gospel Mission

Maurice McElrea Place (UGM)

Permanent, affordable, abstinence-based housing for vulnerable residents after recovery and/or with disabilities in the DTES
In partnership with Union Gospel Mission

Alexander House (AHS)

Affordable housing for low-income seniors in the DTES
In partnership with BC Housing

Chelsea Tower (NCS)

Affordable housing for low-income seniors in Mount Pleasant
In partnership with BC Housing

Chelsea Terrace (NCS)

Affordable housing for low-income seniors in Burnaby
In partnership with BC Housing

Granville House (AHS)

Affordable housing for low-income seniors in Vancouver (Granville Bridge)
In partnership with BC Housing

The Orchard (UGM)

Permanent, affordable, townhouses for low-income families and single moms in Surrey
In partnership with Union Gospel Mission

Shiloh Place (BG)

Low income housing for seniors in Chinatown and the DTES
In partnership with Reaching Home

The Pendrellis (PS)

Affordable housing for low-income seniors in the West End of Vancouver 
In partnership with the Government of Canada

Campbell Lodge (GVHS)

Low-income housing for seniors and people with diverse abilities in the heart of Victoria
In partnership with Lapis Homes
Hear from the residents about the impact our community building programs and tenant support services are making in their lives and in their homes.

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

What's Happening at Whole Way House

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Get involved

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

Sponsorship

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.

Donate

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

Volunteer

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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