The following are the main shelters in Victoria, for a complete list of available facilities download the Greater Victoria Shelter Beds (PDF).

Also, check the Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol for extra shelter spaces.

Rock Bay Landing

525 Ellice Street
84 beds (women and men)

Sandy Merriman

809 Burdett Ave
25 beds (women only)


Salvation Army ARC

525 Johnson St.
20 beds (men only)

612 David St while under renovations 2016

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

For location, please phone or visit
30 Mats (youth 15-25 only)

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter
2117 Vancouver Street


A ten bed emergency shelter for youth 13-18. A safe place to go when you can’t go home. Referrals accepted from anyone in the community call ahead to check bed availability. Youth friendly counselors provide support, meals, laundry, and hygiene supplies.
Youth and Family mediation available.
Open 24/7


If you urgently require assistance, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 for people in emotional crisis, including suicide and mental health issues.

Youth may access for online emotional support for youth under 25 years.