poverty

Giving unemployment the boot

It’s been a long road back from addiction for Darby Norton but with the help from organizations like Working Gear Clothing Society it’s becoming easier.

The People's Summit urges leaders to act

Starting at noon on June 20th, the blocks on Main Street between 30th and 33rd will be closed off to traffic and the Vancouver Peoples’ Summit will begin. The event, in...

Making the Homeless disappear at the World Cup

Will South Africa benefit from the world up in the long run?

Meryl Streep says being a celebrity taught her to hide

Meryl Streep, speaking today at the Barnard College commencement in Manhattan, told graduates that..."If you are touched by the success fairy you are duty-bound to spread what you know around like...

First United Church announces “Hope Lives Here” $31 million home for the homeless building project

In a press conference today at the site of the newly completed "Paint Your Faith" mural at 55-57 Hastings Street, Reverend Ric Matthews formally announced plans to build a $31 million building on the...

First United uses mural in Downtown Eastside to launch new initiative

First United Church will use the completion of an East Hastings street mural to launch an exciting new Initiative. "This is the time for bold and courageous leadership to address homelessness and we...

First United Church offers a real solution to homelessness

In a recent news release, the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development indicated the government will continue funding the three Vancouver Heat Shelters, including funding 200 spaces at First...

Third World Cultures Have a Richness Too Often Lacking in First World

Living in our culture can be more difficult than living in a third world country.

Haida Totem Pole Dedication at First United Church in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

First United Church is called “home” by a diverse community of over 250 people from the downtown eastside. A new symbol of faith has appeared there. It is a traditional Haida totem pole unveiled as...

"Share the Gold" Campaign Stands to End Homelessness

Ric Matthews of First United Church addresses the crowd. People waiting to begin the stand. The chain forms along both sides of Hastings. The human chain calling for a national housing...