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):

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
Bed sign-up until 2:45pm.
19+, pets ok.

Cool Aid Seasonal Shelter

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

Our Place Seasonal Shelter

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

Men’s Emergency Shelters

Salvation Army ARC

525 Johnson St
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
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.
Youth 15-25. Oct 15 to Apr 15. 9pm-8am.
Pets allowed. www.outoftherainvictoria.ca

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter

2117 Vancouver St
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