Run or walk to Support women and children at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Register to walk or run in the Scotiabank Run and fundraise for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Operating a non-profit Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter. With every sponsorship of just $5, you are supporting a woman to access crucial refuge and shelter from violence and conditions of poverty. DEWC provides free basic necessities and offers safe showers, clean clothing and serves up to 500 meals daily. Our specialized services at DEWC include Advocacy, Housing Outreach, Victim Services, HIV Case Management, Chinese senior outreach, Cultural Programming.