Building a brighter future for foster kids for over 30 years

Our Mission

This year we’ve supported
over 350 youth, moms and children.

Aunt Leah’s place helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. To support them on their journey to self-sufficiency, we provide supported housing, job training and coaching on essential life skills.

Aunt Leah’s was evaluated by Charity Intelligence as one of the Top 10 Impact Charities delivering returns of 6 times for every dollar donated.

Looking to Contribute?

Ways to get involved with Aunt Leah’s

Donate

Your generous support helps us maintain our innovative programming and creates a place where children connected to the foster care system have equal opportunities to those of parented youth. Donate and help change the lives of foster youth across Metro Vancouver.

Volunteer

Volunteers are critical to the success of our programs and to the lives of the young people we serve. Learn how you can get involved in one of our events, fundraisers or social enterprises.

Attend Our Events

Events are not only another important source of revenue for Aunt Leah’s programs, but these occasions help us to raise awareness, influence public policy and develop meaningful community partnerships.

Support Our Thrift Store

Aunt Leah’s Thrift store, located in Vancouver, features quality “pre-loved”/gently used clothing and accessories. We also carry a variety of small furniture and household items. Donations are used to furnish the homes and closets of youth and mothers in need, while profits are used to support our programs.

Our Impact in 2019-2020

We believe every individual deserves to feel safe, cared for, and have a sense of belonging.

350+
Youth, moms & children supported
2,203
Transit Tickets Provided
11,782
One-on-One Sessions & meetings with participants
461
Workshops Offered

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Where Do Your Donations Go?

Aunt Leah’s was evaluated as one of the Top 10 Impact Charities delivering returns of 6 times for every dollar donated.

  • Supportive Housing

    48%

  • Life Skills, Food Security + Health

    11%

  • Social Enterprises

    15%

  • Education & Employment

    14%

  • Other

    12%

Moving into Aunt Leah’s laneway house came at the right time since I was giving birth to my second child. It has been nice to have my own space where my children can have their own room, bathroom, and patio. I like having the support of the staff, as well as being able to connect with other moms. Most of all, I like that I have my independence in a home where my children can play and be safe. Thank you for the opportunity.

Laneway House Participant, J.P.

What does your donation support?

Aunt Leah’s Programs

Supportive Housing

Aunt Leah’s Place provides supportive housing for youth transitioning out of foster care and young mothers in need.

Life Skills, Food Security + Health

Our life skills, food and health programs provide valuable resources and teach participants the essential skills needed to navigate living on their own.

The Link

The Link offers young people tools, resources and a supportive community to help them achieve their goals and become healthy and successful adults.

Education + Employment

Aunt Leah’s education and employment programs help give youth opportunities to jumpstart their life, connect with mentors, and establish a base for a lifetime of success.

Every dollar counts

Your support helps kids in foster care and young mothers
achieve a better future.