Please find below a list of current emergency indoor shelters, warming tents, and drop-in spaces available to provide respite from the cold weather for people experiencing homelessness.
Emergency Weather Indoor Shelter Locations Update – February 6th – February 17th
On February 6th, Environment Canada issued a special cold weather alert for Victoria, BC. An Arctic front is here with temperatures below zero all week. Snow is predicted. Please find below a list of current emergency indoor shelters, warming tents and drop-in spaces available to provide respite from the cold weather for people experiencing homelessness. This list will be updated regularly.
Find the latest updates here:
For further information on pre-existing shelters and drop-in sites, and in acknowledgement of the good work being done in community please refer to the Street Community Survival in COVID Times: What’s Open / Closed / New / Different in Lkwungen Territory (aka ‘Victoria’) compiled by the Indigenous Harm Reduction Team (IHRT) and Poverty Kills 2020. (Updated regularly)
The Indigenous Harm Reduction Team (IHRT), or I-Heart, is a group of Indigenous (Native / Aboriginal) folks who do harm reduction by and for Indigenous people.
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