Looking for mental health support?

The Kettle Society’s Mental Health Drop-In provides a place where vulnerable people can take refuge, and socialize!

The Drop-In is open 365 days a year (over every holiday), and we serve nearly 26,000 meals every year. To make the Drop-In accessible to as many people as possible, we keep the entry requirements as low-barrier as possible.

Whether you’re already part of our community or just joining in, you’re always welcome. We look forward to getting to know you!

Since we are a Mental Health Drop-In Centre, you will be required to provide us with information pertaining to your mental health in order to use our services or participate in the lunch program. Please speak to our Drop-In staff for more information. Our staff is friendly, and will keep your personal information confidential.

At The Kettle Society’s Drop-In, you will find:

Meal program

We serve a hot lunch, snacks, fruit, tea, and coffee daily. Lunch sign-up begins once the Drop-In opens and cut-off is 11:30am sharp. Lunch is served from 11:30am-12:30pm

Health clinic

There’s access to a Registered Nurse at our on-site Health Clinic. We also provide a safe and accepting place to get medical help.

Personal care services

Our personal care services are for individuals facing homelessness. They include but, are not limited to: hot showers, laundry facilities, haircuts, and clothing alterations

Women’s lounge

Provides a safe place for refuge and social connection

Tuck shop

Supplies everyday items like band aids, razors, soap, and toothpaste as well as snacks and beverages

Computer room

Provides access to the internet and printing upon request

Referral to other services

We can provide connections to other Kettle services that are located both on and off-site, as well as to other relevant agencies in the community

Recreational & life skills

Providing free recreational and social activities. Calendar of events for the Drop-In, Taylor Manor, and Kettle on Burrard below

Carlene’s clothing closet

Named in memorial for long-time member, Carlene Petrowski, this is a place where people can find clothing and shoe donations from the community. The clothing closet is open daily, ask staff for more information

with us:


1725 Venables Street, Ground floor, Vancouver, B.C., V5L 2H3


9:30am to 11:30am and 1pm to 4pm daily



Vulnerable people need our help.

COVID-19’s global outbreak has impacted all of our lives. It’s been devastating for each vulnerable person who doesn’t have 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. Your support will provide life-changing services to people at their most vulnerable moments.

They need us now more than ever.

We promise to honor your generosity and use your donation in the most effective way possible.
Please use the secure form below or connect with us via email at give@thekettle.ca to donate.


will provide new socks & blankets for five vulnerable people.


or $25/per month

provides ten hygiene kits (that provide vital necessities) for our homeless outreach.


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


or $42 per month

provides someone at-risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation.