Guides

The Greater Victoria Street Survival Guide

A one-stop resource for those who are, or at risk of, experiencing homelessness in Victoria. Created by a group of dedicated individuals, the guide provides users with knowledge of, and access to, homeless-serving resources in the area.

To access and download the updated fall 2018 PDF edition click here: Street Survival Guide

PDF Black and White edition: Street Survival Guide B/W

For the PDF spread version click here: Street Survival Guide Spread 2018

If you would like to request a copy of the Guide (water repellent, heavier paper, more portable size, etc.) please contact us.

Last Updated: October 2018

Creating Homes: A Community Guide to Affordable and Supportive Housing Development

The 2019 edition of this guide is a toolkit for navigating community concerns. As a living document, it will continue to be updated as new research and best practices emerge.

To provide feedback on the guide, please email our Community Development Manager

Peer Housing Support Program Toolkit

The Peer Housing Support Program Toolkit is a resource tool developed by the Coalition to support communities and organizations in the creation of their own peer housing support program. The toolkit includes training resources, and information about the program’s framework. As of August 7, 2019, the toolkit has been fully updated.

To access the Program Toolkit click here: Peer Housing Support Program Toolkit

To access the Program Infosheet click here: Peer Housing Support Program Infosheet

For more information, contact the Inclusion & Collaboration Manager at jtheobald@victoriahomelessness.ca or the Peer Housing Support Coordinator at lcrossman@victoriahomelessness.ca.

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