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 volunteers with street-life experience, this guide is to help those experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty access resources to meet their needs.

To access and download the updated 2020 PDF edition click here: Street Survival Guide 2020

PDF Black and White edition: Street Survival Guide 2020 B/W

For the PDF spread version click here: Street Survival Guide Spread 2020

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

Last Updated: June 2020

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 Communications Coordinator.

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