Talia’s Closet

Provides free dresses and suits for graduation ceremonies

Talia’s Closet

Talia’s Closet is a remarkable initiative, offering graduates the chance to commemorate their achievements while alleviating some of the monetary pressure associated with graduation. Providing free, new, or gently used gowns, suits, and accessories, Talia’s Closet ensures that every graduate can shine on their big day.

With the support of donors and the dedication of volunteers and staff from the Archway Youth Resource Centre Program, Talia’s Closet offers a genuine boutique experience within donated space at Sevenoaks Alliance Church. It’s a testament to the power of community and compassion.

Who We Help

  • Any student experiencing financial insecurities that is graduating high school or university in Abbotsford and neighbouring communities.
  • Please contact us with any questions or inquiries.

To Access Talia’s Closet

  • The Referral Link is open January to June and is circulated to school Counsellors. The referral must be submitted to Talia’s Closet by a School staff member confirming that the youth is graduating.
  • Once the referral is received, a Talia’s Closet volunteer will contact you to set up an appointment. You can bring a family member or a friend to help you choose the right outfit.

Talia’s Closet is a program of our Youth Resource Centre (YRC), which is a one-stop-shop for youth and their families who want a helping hand to connect with each other and/or the community.

Did You Know?

Archway has been providing services for youth since 1969.

Want to Help?

We are currently in need of suits and accessories like purses and shoes for the participants in our Talia’s Closet program. We are also able to accept donations of prom dresses, plus size gowns are particularly needed. 

Please bring all clean, gently-worn items to our reception desk at 2420 Montrose Avenue.

We also accept donations and gift cards for hair dressing services, nails and photography. Thank you for your generosity.


Office Hours

By appointment only


Donation Drop-offs:

Archway Community Services
2420 Montrose Ave
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

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