Watari Counselling and Support Services, is a registered, charitable social-profit organization established in 1986 in response to a lack of services and programs for street involved youth, families and communities. We are also one of the first agencies in Vancouver to adopt “Access Without Fear,” one of the main principles of Sanctuary City. With a people driven and social justice approach, we work with individuals and service partners across programs such as community counselling, youth housing programs, Latin American and Vietnamese/Asian outreach and counselling, adult mental health outreach and aboriginal youth one to one work. Our goals are to work with people in an individualized approach based on participant’s expectations of self and our commitment to the communities we support. We are committed to being innovative, to collaborate with anyone that is required to deliver the program/project effectively and liberate individuals/systems through knowledge and expanded experience of healthier choices.