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VPD officers and program participants share their connection to the Vancouver Police Foundation and the impact of the grants that are awarded.

Personal Safety Kits Provided to 500 Community Members

In response to changing populations and increased public violence in Vancouver’s downtown core in recent years, the Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to fund a new initiative in 2022 that provides vulnerable residents with a personal safety kit – completely free of charge. Each kit includes a convertible tote bag with reflective striping that contains […]...

VPF Food Vouchers: Gavin’s Incredible Story

Meet Gavin Crooks. He is a 57-year-old Vancouver resident who has navigated many challenges in his life. He has spent the better part of recent years battling a terminal illness without reliable housing, often sleeping outside, and without sufficient access to food. He would panhandle to scrape together just enough to buy some simple food, […]...