Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters provide immediate, overnight and temporary accommodations for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Below is a list of shelters and shelter details:

Emergency Shelters

  • Rock Bay Landing

    535 Ellice St
    Bed sign-up until 2:45pm.
    19+ pets ok.

  • Salvation Army ARC525 Johnson St
    Men Only. 19+ Free dorm beds for 10 day stay. Daily rate for dorm
    beds or 550/month, includes meals.
  • The Arbutus

    2916 Douglas St (around back)
    24 /7 Co-ed and women’s only
    (trans* inclusive) Pets allowed

  • Sandy Merriman

    809 Burdett Ave
    Bed sign up starts at 7:30am. Beds assigned at 2:00pm. For women at risk/experiencing homelessness, including trans women, gender fluid & non-binary people, 19+

  • The Cridge Transition House

    250 479-3963(24/7)
    A safe place for self-identified women with or without children who are escaping violence or abuse in their homes.

  • Our Place Seasonal Shelter

    First Met United Church,
    932 Balmoral Ave
    Inquire at 919 Pandora front desk

  • Cool Aid Temporary Shelter

    755 Pandora Ave
    Nov 1 – Mar 31 nightly
    9pm (lights out at 10) to 6:30am
    (wakeup at 6)

  • VNFC Seasonal Shelter

    By pre-registration only Oct 1 – Mar 31
    All genders, couples welcome, no pets, shuttle service available 9pm (11pm lights out) – wake up 6am Warm meal, showers, laundry, bagged breakfast

  • Extreme Weather Protocol (EWP)

    250-896-4012 Nov 1 – Mar 31
    Extreme weather response shelters. Notice at service providers, social media, online at vewp.net

  • Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

    Shelter locations change
    250-415-3856 Youth 15-25
    Oct 15 to Apr 15 9pm-8am
    Pets allowed (refer to schedule to confirm) outoftherainvictoria.ca

  • Kiwanis Emergency Shelter

    2117 Vancouver St
    Youth 13-18
    Counsellors, meals, laundry & hygiene supplies. Youth & family mediation available. Open 24/7

For more information:

For Shelter Bed information please go to http://www.bc211.ca/; click on ‘homelessness’

You can also view the full list (PDF) of BC Shelters; scroll to the Victoria section for local information.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? List of additional community resources and contacts:

If you urgently require assistance, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888 for people in emotional crisis, including suicideand mental health issues.Youth may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support for youth under 25 years.

In Crisis?:

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