VANCOUVER MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING EXPANSION PROJECT

THE DIAMOND WOMENS’ RESIDENCE

Thanks to the generous support of the Diamond Family Foundation, Vancouver Yaffa Housing Society is proud to announce the opening of its newly renovated Womens’ Residence. The new facility lay-out reflects Yaffa Houses’ existing supportive communal housing model according to a peer-supported and democratic living arrangement, while recognizing the need for a separate infrastructure independent from the existing Mens’ facility on the same property.

RENOVATION AND LANEWAY EXPANSION

With the completion in 2010 of the Yaffa-Dunbar apartments, the completion in summer 2018 of the Yaffa Laneway project, and the 2019 renovation of
‘Yaffa II’, the Vancouver Yaffa Housing has virtually quadrupled its original housing capacity from the original five-resident maximum, to nineteen today. While acknowledging the impossibility of ever entirely meeting the demand for supported Jewish mental health housing, the goal of Yaffa House has never been to help the most people, but rather to help the people who need it most – a goal we are ever committed to achieving.

Yaffa Laneway House – July 26, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – September 26, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – August 06, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – January 06, 2018

Yaffa Laneway House – January 31, 2018

Yaffa Laneway House – March 10, 2018