PHS Community Services Society

PHS Community Services Society

October 11, 2012 19:19 ET

Rainier Women's Treatment Centre Celebrates Four Years Serving the Downtown Eastside's Most Vulnerable Women With Pancake Breakfast

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - For four years, the Rainier Hotel has been a life-saving sanctuary for women struggling with addiction. As the Downtown Eastside's only treatment and recovery facility specifically dedicated to serving the needs of the Vancouver's vulnerable women, the Rainier is a unique and essential part of the community. To celebrate the remarkable successes of the 123 women who have benefitted from this program since it began in 2009, the PHS Community Services Society is hosting a free public Pancake Breakfast on October 15, 2012 at 10:00am.

By celebrating the difference this program has made in so many lives, the PHS aims to raise awareness of the vital services the Rainier provides. Past and present tenants of the hotel will be on hand to tour the facility, share their stories and talk about why a space dedicated solely to the needs of vulnerable women is so important to the community. In keeping with treatment tradition, the event will feature a four-year cake-cutting.

WHO: Constance Barnes, Park Board Commissioner, City of Vancouver
Liz Evans, Executive Director, PHS Community Services Society
Paula Armstrong, Rainier Resident and Program Ambassador
WHAT: Free public pancake breakfast
First Nations drummers
Live blues and gospel with Dalannah Gail Bowen
Four-Year Cake-Cutting with Rainier women
WHERE: The Rainier Hotel
309 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 10:00am

For more information about the Rainier Hotel and the difference its programs make in women's lives, view this video featuring Paula Armstrong: www.vimeo.com/22857986.

Contact Information

  • Mark Townsend
    604-720-3050