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.

Extreme Weather Protocol (EWP):

250-896-4012
Extreme weather response shelters.
Notice of activation at service providers, social media, website or by phone.
Nov – Mar 31. (www.vewp.net)

For more information:

For Shelter Bed information please go to BC211.; click on ‘homelessness’

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

List of Emergency Shelters

Emergency Shelters

Rock Bay Landing

535 Ellice St
250-383-1951
Bed sign-up until 2:45pm.
19+, pets ok.

Cool Aid Seasonal Shelter

Downtown Community Centre
755 Pandora Ave
250-383-1951
Nov – Mar 31. 10pm-6:30am.
Open nightly.

Our Place Seasonal Shelter

First Met Church
932 Balmoral Ave
250-388-7112
7:30pm – 6:30am.
Inquire at 919 Pandora front Desk.

Men’s Emergency Shelters

Salvation Army ARC

525 Johnson St
250-384-3396
Men Only. 19 and older.
Free dorm beds for 10 day stay.
Daily rate for dorm beds or 550/month, includes Meals.

Women’s Emergency Shelters

Sandy Merriman

809 Burdett Ave
250-480-1408
Bed sign up starts at 7:30am.
Beds assigned at 11:00am.
Self-identified women, 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.

Youth Emergency Shelters

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

Changing locations.
250-415-3856
Youth 15-25. Oct 15 to Apr 15. 9pm-8am.
Pets allowed. www.outoftherainvictoria.ca

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter

2117 Vancouver St
250-386-8282
Youth 13-18. Counsellors, meals, laundry and hygiene supplies.
Youth and family mediation available. Open 24/7.

Threshold Youth Housing

Call 250-383-8830 or visit: www.thresholdhousing.ca youth 16-22.

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