Ever walked by the pink store-front next to The Lost and Found Cafe on East Hastings and wondered what’s happening behind the white screen-covered windows? The Vancouver Women’s Health Collective is a non-profit women’s organization whose mission is to value women’s knowledge and support one another to take charge of our own health. We offer a safe and welcoming space for all women, regardless of age, culture, religion, or sexual identity. We’re a one-stop-shop for all things health related – from free toiletries and printing to hassle-free nurse practitioner appointments. If you identify as a lady, you are welcome! Here are 6 reasons to stop by the collective.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 – 1:00, you can come snag a spot in an all levels alignment flow yoga and relaxation class taught by a professional yoga teacher. Mats are provided. There’s not too many places you can you enjoy a free yoga class … and leave with a baked good!
Free baked goods
We give ‘em out every day! Stop by the collective for a muffin or croissant from Nelson the Seagull, Lost and Found Cafe or Bean Around the World and start your day right.
Nurse practitioner appointments
You can make an appointment with one of our registered nurses to get a check up, diagnosis, prescription, pap test, HIV testing, specialist referral, or talk birth control options. Call us to make an appointment or come drop in. You won’t have to wait long, we promise.
Looking to learn more about body image, depression, or our provinces health care system? The VWHC holds volunteer-run workshops, as well as sewing clinics and art therapy, every week. Stop by, give us a call, or check out our Facebook page to see what we’ve got on the docket.
The resume, the endless Craigslist house hunt, or bus / plane tickets … sometimes, some things just need to be printed. Here, you can print 10 pages per visit and use the interwebs for free.
The next time you need toothpaste, skip Nesters Market and stop by. Grab some toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner … we’ve got a drawer full of toiletries, make up and donated clothing. What’s not to love about hand me downs?
Next time you’re in the downtown east side and you’re needing some of these health-related provisions, or if you just want to hang out, go by the collective. They care!