Powell Place

The Powell Place expansion and renovation doubled capacity from 26 to 52 beds, and will provide support to more than 300 women every year.
Project Type
Special Needs, Renovation
329 Powell St., Vancouver, BC
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Operated by The Bloom Group (originally founded as St James Community Services Society in 1961), Powell Place is located in the Downtown-Eastside / Oppenheimer area of Vancouver. The Society’s mission is to strengthen communities by providing vital support to Vancouver’s most vulnerable citizens. The Bloom Group delivers services that enable people with complex needs to live their lives as fully as possible.

“…Powell Place provides a supportive stepping stone for women as they seek out and prepare for living in stable, permanent homes. The beautiful features of the new building embody our strengths-based approach; one that honours the dignity and self-determination of the women we serve.”

– Marleen Morris, Former President, The Bloom Group Board of Directors

The building is designed around an internal courtyard, which shields the outdoor areas from traffic noise along Powell Street. The renovation includes an addition of a much needed elevator for accessibility, administration offices, a variety of enhanced amenity and dining areas, a new commercial kitchen and envelope rehabilitation.