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Phone: (604) 697-5662       Email: info@abfrontdoor.com


Daily Morning Coffee with Elder Coordinator Kelvin Bee

8:00am - 10:00am:  We open our doors to members of the community who may need somewhere to go early in the morning. Many community members are temporarily housed at nearby shelters and the shelters require people to leave in the morning. Our coffee program offers a hot beverage and the welcoming space of a drop-in where they may sit as they prepare themselves to start their day. The drop-in is an entry-point to food/meals, advocacy, referrals, resources, education, and other programming such as: housing, food bank, and social services such as: I.D. replacement, and culturally relevant Aboriginal Elders and to re-connect with their culture.                                                                                         


Elders Circle

Tuesdays 10:00am -11:30am AFDS

All Nations Welcome.  Intent of the circle is to assist individuals in balancing their personal medicine wheels in health, wellness and self sustainability and social inclusion. 

Workshop process:

The Circle begins with a sage smudge circle and prayer.

Workshop & Discussion are influenced by the circle of participants of the day of and guided by our Elders.

Topics Include: Traditional Teachings in: Four Directions, Goal Setting, Grief & Loss, Grounding, Ceremonies, Money Management, Cleansing, Communications, Tenant and Landlord Conflict Resolutions & Relation Building,Self care: Home care, Time Management, Public Education, Social Networking and Harm Reduction.

Inspired participants always share their additional wisdom and council and public & community announcements.                                                                                                                  

Transitions Program

Wednesdays 1:00pm -3:00pm AFDS

Continuous Intake and Interviews starting May 1st, 2017

Where: Aboriginal Front Door Society

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30am – 4pm

About AFDS Transition Program:

The Transitions service program helps women, men and transgender (two spirited) people of all ages in the downtown eastside community to exit sex work using an Aboriginal Cultural approach. This is unique to the consortium.

Our peer support program helps sex workers transition into a healthy, positive lifestyle with support for employment, life skills, recovery, or any possible way. There will be inside and outside referrals. We will provide one-on-one sessions and group workshops and cultural circles every second week.

We base the needs of the clients from their intake and care plan. After you graduate the program we will still be there to support you.

Workshops/Circles will offer:

  • Basic Life skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Individual support & intervention (housing, detox, health, etc.)
  • Academic support
  • Cultural teachings
  • Outside/inside referrals
  • Cultural activities (sweats, ceremonies, etc.)
  • Peer support
  • Access to Elders

The will be a lunch provided and bus tickets for the clients who attend the workshops or the one-on-one sessions. If you show up to 4 workshops/circles there will an incentive.

The workshops/circles start date is June 7th, 2017

Then every Wednesday 1pm – 3pm                                                             


Food Bank  AFDS  

Wednesday at 10:00am - until all given away                                  

*Except cheque issue week


Bannock Give Away  AFDS

Friday 9:30am -  until all given away


*Except cheque issue week