The Salvation Army Grace Mansion is located at 596 East Hastings Street in downtown east Vancouver. As part of The Salvation Army’s continuum of care, Grace Mansion will provide transition housing for up to 85 residents. Residents will include those who have successfully completed an addiction rehabilitation program and are seeking to transition into permanent independent living.
The four-storey building is comprised of 85 self-contained units. Each unit includes a fridge, stove and private washroom. The building is wheelchair accessible with communal space and a spacious open-air patio off the second floor. The fourth floor of Grace Mansion will be designated as women’s only residences while the remaining floors will house men. The facility can house residents from three months to two years.
Grace Mansion will include a 24-hour security, seven days a week, and there will be a “zero” tolerance policy for use and abuse of any substance, violent or anti-social behaviour. Clients will be required to develop and follow a Personal Development Plan in which they set goals for their future. Residents will be assisted in this process by Residential Workers on staff. Other support services will include referrals to community resources to support the needs of those making positive changes in their lives.
The addition of Grace Mansion will complete the Salvation Army’s continuum of community care in the downtown eastside. Building upon the services provided by the Salvation Army’s Harbour Light and Belkin House, Grace Mansion is the final cornerstone to providing assistance.
The Salvation Army is grateful to the Sutherland Foundation in partnership with the Province of BC (BC Housing) whose generosity made this facility possible.