The Kettle Society

For 40+ years, the warmth of The Kettle Society has empowered people living with mental illness substance use, poverty and/or homelessness by providing outreach, advocacy, housing, employment, community services and enrichment programs.

Our organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year. We also provide advocacy services, an ID bank, homeless outreach, a women’s transition house, a health clinic, a volunteer program, and supported employment. Our enrichment programs span self care & sufficiency, community interaction, art, music, writing and the outdoors.

A place where every person matters, and where every person has a place.

Every program and service we offer is guided by the following values:

  • We value a client-centered approach—we use a self-empowerment model, recognizing that people are the experts in their own lives. We help our clients to develop new skills and confidence.
  • We value a non-judgmental, respectful and compassionate approach—we treat our clients with respect and dignity.
  • We value every person’s right to the dignity of having a home—we believe that everyone has the right to a safe place to live.
  • We value professional integrity and consistency—we demonstrate integrity in our work.
  • We value safety—clients in our programs experience a sense of safety that they may not have experienced in the community.

Enrichment programs

Empowering events

Supported housing

Supported employment

Community services

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#ShareHope over the holidays!

COVID-19 has been devastating for vulnerable people without a warm place to self-isolate, a safe place to sleep, family to support them or a hot meal. Your compassion can transform the lives of people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty, and/or homelessness.

Together we can support people in their most vulnerable moments.


can provide new socks & blankets for five vulnerable people.


or $20/per month

can provide six healthcare workers with the goggles, disposable gown & mask they need.


can provide one month of free showers for one vulnerable person.


or $42 per month

can provide someone at-risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation.


can provide one day of food for thirty malnourished people.


or $125 per month

can provide fifty hygiene kits (that provide vital necessities) for our homeless outreach.

Want to help but don’t want to donate online? No problem! Email us at – We’re happy to help by taking a donation over the phone. You can also send a cheque made out to The Kettle Friendship Society – to our office at: 1784 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC, V5L 1S9

Most people wanted to kick me to the curb, and at The Kettle Society they accept me as a human being.

– Kettle member

Get involved with The Kettle Society

It’s flexible.
It’s convenient.

Most of all, provides significant long-term impact. Your monthly gift will help to create an invaluable resource of sustained funding for our organization.

Consistent contributions allow us to reduce expenditures and plan ahead for long-term projects that truly change the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in our community.

Leave a legacy

How do you want to be remembered?

Leaving a charitable will bequest is one of the most valuable AND thoughtful gifts that you can choose to make.

Including charitable giving within your will also comes with significant tax advantages. A charitable will bequest can reduce taxes owing once passed away. This results in an increase of the inheritances to loved ones.

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Host an event or start a fundraiser

There are endless ways you can fundraise on your own, or as part of a team!

Businesses and individuals have organized events like car washes, game nights, viewing parties, birthday parties, and customer appreciation days to support The Kettle Society. Fundraising is an exciting way to use your skills, talents and expertise.

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