From 2006 Lighthouse of Hope Christian Fellowship was serving a hot buffet meal and providing bundles of food to the needy of the West End of Vancouver. This was done on Sunday evenings after their regular service. This quickly grew to the point that they were serving 150 to 200 people every Sunday evening.
Local area food businesses donate leftover food. This includes fresh vegetables and fruit, dry & packaged goods and baked goods. With this food it became possible to create healthy and nutritious meals; and provide bundles of food that the people need.
Metro Vancouver Dream Centre Society (MVDCS) was established in 2008 to take over this ministry. MVDCS was founded on the principal of “ending homelessness one person at a time“. The society found that there was a need to reach out to the entire community, especially those in the LGBT community.
Today, MVDCS is a non-denominational Christian-based organization that provides personalized resources to meet spiritual and tangible needs, and to restore dignity, destiny and the dreams of individuals that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
MVDCS is run by volunteers from many walks of life and from many organizations and Lighthouse of Hope Christian Fellowship members are honoured to continue supporting this essential outreach and community service. We encourage volunteering and support of the Dream Centre Society and all its efforts to help those in need.