As available find the latest updates on the COVID-19 Vulnerable Populations Response Plan.
March 16, 2021 Update
The purpose of the Move in Strategy: Homeless-Serving Sector Role and Responsibilities is to share the collaborative roles and responsibilities of BC Housing and its contractors and funded outreach agencies, the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, and the City of Victoria during the transition of securing indoor sheltering options for individuals currently experiencing homelessness and sheltering in parks by April 30, 2021, as a pathway to permanent housing by the Provincial Government.
- The Greater Victoria — Park Sheltering Move-in Strategy is a one-page resource to share information on how people can move into 24/7 temporary indoor sheltering spaces as a pathway to permanent housing.
June 26, 2020 Update
The Greater Victoria COVID-19 Vulnerable Populations Response Plan is a living and emerging plan. We continue to follow and implement the guidelines of Dr. Bonnie Henry, the World Health Organization (WHO), and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal government recommendations towards taking appropriate precautions regarding our daily work, planned community gatherings, and places where transmission may occur.
The Coalition has been actively involved in working with our leadership team of the City of Victoria, Island Health, BC Housing, CRD and the Coalition of which we are ALL members and partners!
Thank you to all of the service providers and staff throughout the region who are providing exceptional care for our most vulnerable populations.
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If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.
Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.
For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca