Homelessness & poverty

Each year, the City of Vancouver seeks to find out the number of people who are experiencing homelessness by undertaking a count. Research shows that there is a strong connection between homelessness and mental illness.

Living with a pre-existing mental health problem can increase the risk of poverty or homelessness, and living in poverty for any significant length of time increases the risk of mental illness.

Breaking this cycle can be difficult without the right support and access to resources. For example, without housing it becomes difficult to find work, and finding adequate housing often requires an income. Even accessing services, such as Income Assistance or Crisis Supplements, becomes difficult without a computer or telephone.

There is a profound lack of safe, affordable, adequate and appropriate housing for women as well as gender diverse peoples.

#ShareHope over the holidays!

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.

Vulnerable people 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 $20/per month

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


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


or $42/per month

will provide someone who is at-risk of homelessness with temporary accommodation.


will provide one day of food for thirty malnourished people.


or $125/per month

will provide fifty hygiene kits for our homeless outreach program.

When we fail to prevent or end housing need or homelessness, we ensure repeated cycles of violence and housing precarcity.

Get involved with The Kettle Society

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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.

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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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Donate items

You have the ability to change lives.

Items as simple as a beloved sweater or a pair of shoes can empower someone with confidence and quality of life. We accept donations of food, clothing, outdoor living supplies, hygiene items, and other items all year round, free of charge.

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