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:
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.
2916 Douglas St (around back)
24 /7 Co-ed and women’s only
(trans* inclusive) Pets allowed
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
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
Counsellors, meals, laundry & hygiene supplies. Youth & family mediation available. Open 24/7
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.
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