Program Manager, Sorella Housing for Women
Atira Women's Resource Society
Located at the corner of Abbott and Pender Streets, just southwest of Vancouverís Downtown Eastside, this stunning building is the second of 14 new social housing sites opened in Vancouver. Each unit has a private bathroom and kitchen, large windows and most importantly for its new residents, itís clean and safe. Christened "Sorella", Italian for 'sister', the building has panoramic views from its top floor units, laundry facilities, a third-floor playground and patio and a large common room for community activities.