Eliza McCullough is a legal advocate for women in the Downtown Eastside. She has built her professional career on support work and helping women in similar situations to her.
Brian Rutledge has lived in the Downtown Eastside for about four years. He works at Spikes on Bikes and Binners, and knows where to get a free meal.
They came from all over B.C.'s Lower Mainland to protest the current health policy, which, they say, doesn't see the facts for what they are. Addicts have a disease, and should be treated with care.
Peer clinical adviser Guy Felicella staffs a COVID-19 vaccination table in the Downtown Eastside. COVID clinics weren't working, so they brought the vaccines to the neighbourhood.
Robin and Donny both work construction, live in the Downtown Eastside and hang out in Victory Square after work. They talk about the stress of living in a single-room occupancy hotel.
Charlize talks about being evicted from her previous home, about being homeless for months and about the challenges of now living in a single-room occupancy hotel in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.