How to access emergency shelters

The following list contains the shelters in British Columbia that receive funding from the Emergency Shelter Program. This list is updated quarterly.

Please note that the shelter list is organized alphabetically by community, and includes information on client type. Use their address or phone number to confirm vacancy and application process (varies by shelter.)
S = Shelter
D = Drop-in

Click here for a list of Homeless Emergency Action Team (HEAT) shelters in Vancouver.

Click here for a list of Extreme Weather Response shelters.

 

SHELTER  CONTACT #BEDS 
TYPE 
 
CLIENT
 
             
Abbotsford
Centre of Hope - Salvation Army  
34081 Gladys Avenue
604-852-9305
20
Men, Women and Families
 
                                                       
Campbell River
Evergreen Shelter - Salvation Army   690 Evergreen Road
250-287-3720
22
Men and Women
 
             
Chetwynd
Red Lion Inn - The Red Lion Tavern Ltd.   4812 North Access Road
250-788-2755

3
S
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Chilliwack      
Brigadier Arthur Carmell House - Salvation Army   45746 Yale Road
604-792-4486
11
S
Men and Women
 
             
Courtenay
Pidcock House - Salvation Army   632 Pidcock Avenue
250-338-5133
14
Men and Women 
 
             
Dawson Creek
Aspen Court - Stepping Stones Ventures Ltd.   1032 -105th Avenue
250-782-9886
8
S
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Duncan
Warmland House - CMHA   2579 Lewis Street
250-715-1132
15 S
Men and Women
 
             
Fort Nelson
Father Poullet Shelter- Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society   4903 48th Avenue
250-774-3816
6
Men
 
             
Fort St. John
Fort St. John Shelter - Salvation Army   10116 100th Avenue
250-785-2538 
24
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Hope
Hope and Area Transition Society Shelter   63030 Flood Hope Road
604-869-1880 (M-F)
604-869-1557 (weekends)
4
Men and Women
 
             
Kamloops
Emerald Hostel - CMHA   207 West Victoria Street
250-372-3031
23
Men
 
             
Emerald House - CMHA  
250-828-1121
12 
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Kelowna
Kelowna Gospel Mission   251 Leon Avenue
250-763-3737
 60
SD 
Men
 
             
Alexandra Gardner Safe Centre - New Opportunites for Women (NOW) Canada Society   250-763-2262
20
Women and their Children
 
             
Langley
Gateway of Hope - Salvation Army   5787 Langley Bypass
604-514-7375
30 S
Men and women
 
             
Maple Ridge  
Caring Place - Salvation Army   22188 Lougheed Highway
604-463-8296 (night 604-807-8290)
25
S
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Mission  
Haven in the Hollow - Mission Community Services Society   32646 Logan Avenue
604-820-9008
20
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Nanaimo
Samaritan House - Island Crisis Care Society   250-753-1474
10
Women and Families
 
             
New Hope Centre - Salvation Army   19 Nicol Street
250-714-1142
23
Men
 
             
Nelson
Stepping Stones for Success - Nelson CARES Society   7-567 Ward Street
250-352-9876
17
Men, Women and Families
 
             
New Westminster
Elizabeth Gurney House - Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver   604-524-0710
12
Women and their Children
 
             
Fraserside Emergency Shelter   604-525-3929
12
Women and Families
 
             
The Russell - Lookout Emergency Aid Society   740 Carnarvon Avenue 
604-529-9126
15
Men
 
             
Stevenson House - Salvation Army   32 Elliot Street
604-526-4783
14
Men
 
             
North Vancouver
North Shore Shelter - Lookout Emergency Aid Society   705 West 2nd Street
604-982-9126
 45
Men and Women
 
             
Penticton
Compass House - Salvation Army   123 Nanaimo Street
250-490-9521
12
Men and Women
 
             
Port Alberni
Port Alberni Shelter   3978 8th Avenue
250-723-6511
12
Men and Women
 
             
Prince George
Bridget Moran Place - Active Support Against Poverty   590 Dominion Street
250-563-6112
30
SD 
Men, Women and Families
 
             
AWAC Shelter - An Association Advocating for Women and Children   250-562-6262
30
S
Women and their Children
 
             
Ketso Yoh Centre Men's Hostel - Prince George Native Friendship Centre Society   160 Quebec Street
250-563-1982 
21
SD 
Men
 
             
Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert Shelter - Salvation Army   25 Grenville Court
250-624-6180
10
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Quesnel
Seasons House - Quesnel Shelter and Support Society   146 Carson Avenue
250-991-0222
10
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Richmond
Richmond House Men's Shelter - Salvation Army   3111 Shell Road
604-276-2490
10
Men
 
             
Smithers
Broadway Place - Smithers Community Services Association   9872 Broadway Avenue
250-847-4660
9
Men, Women and Families
 
             
Squamish            
Squamish Shelter - Squamish Helping Hands Society   37930 Third Avenue
604-815-4984
15 S
Men and Women
 
             
Surrey
Sheena's Place - Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver   604-581-1538
12
S
Women and their Children
 
             
Cynthia's Place - Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver   604-582-2456
14
Women and their Children
 
             
Hyland House -   Options: Services to Communities Society   6595 King George Highway
604-599-8900
35
Men and Women
 
             
Gateway Shelter and Front Room Drop In - Keys Housing and Health Solutions   10667 135 A Street
604-589-7777
40
SD 
Men and Women
 
             
Cloverdale Shelter - Options Services to Communities   17910 Colebrook Road
604-574-4341
10 S
 Men and Women
 
             
Terrace
Ksan House   2812 Hall Street
250-635-2373
16
Men and Women
 
             
Vancouver
Bridge Women's Emergency Shelter - Atira Women's Resource Society   604-331-1407
12
Women
 
             
Catholic Charities Men's Hostel    828 Cambie Street 
604-443-3292
102
Men
 
             
Convenant House   525 Drake Street
604-685-7474
25 S
Young Men and Women
 
             
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre   412 Cordova Street
604-715-8480
50
Women
 
             
Yukon Shelter - Lookout Emergency Aid Society   2088 Yukon Street
604-264-1680
71
Men and Women
 
             
Lookout Downtown Shelter - Lookout Emergency Aid Society   346 Alexander Street
604-681-9126
46
S
Men and Women
 
             
Springhouse -  The Bloom Group    604-606-0415
32
Women and their Children
 
             
Powell Place -  The Bloom Group   604-606-0400 52 S
Women
 
             
The Umbrella –  The Bloom Group     604-684-1911
fax: 604-684-1914
26 S
Women
 
             
Belkin House - Salvation Army   555 Homer Street
604-681-3405
70
S
 Men, Women and Families
 
             
The Haven - Salvation Army   128 East Cordova Street
604-646-6806
(night: 604-646-6806)
40
S
Men
 
             
The Beacon - Salvation Army   136 East Cordova Street
604-646-6846
60
Men
 
             
Crosswalk - Salvation Army  
136 East Cordova Street
604-669-4349
36
S
Men and Women
 
             
Vi Fineday Family Shelter   604-736-2423
18
Women and Families
 
             
Triage Shelter - RainCity Housing and Support Society   707 Powell Street
604-254-3700
28
Men and Women
 
             
The Gathering Place - City of Vancouver  
609 Helmcken Street
604-665-2391
- D  
Men and Women
 
             
Evelyne Saller Centre - City of Vancouver  
320 Alexander Street
604-665-3075
- D
 Men and Women
 
             
WISH Drop in Centre   604-669-9474 -
Women
 
             
Vernon
Howard House - John Howard Society   2307 43rd Street
250-542-4041
24
S
Men
 
             
Gateway Support Services for Men and Women - John Howard Society   2800 33rd Street
Men: 250-260-2792
Women: 250-260-2786
25
Men and Women
 
             
Victoria
Out of the Rain Night Shelter - Beacon Community Services   Various locations
250-415-3856 / 250-884-3701
30
Young Men and Women (seasonal)
 
             
Our Place   919 Pandora Avenue
-
Drop-in
 
             
Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre - Salvation Army   525 Johnston Street
250-384-3396
21
S
Men
 
             
Next Steps - Victoria Cool Aid Society   2317 Dowler Place
250-381-2159
15
S
Men and Women
 
             
  535 Ellice Street
250-383-1951
86
Men and Women
 
             
Sandy Merriman House - Victoria Cool Aid Society   809 Burdett Avenue
250-480-1408
25
Women
 
             
Williams Lake
Cariboo Friendship Society   99 South Third Avenue
250-398-6831
30
S
Men, Women and Families
 
             
             
Vancouver Homeless Emergency Action Team (HEAT) Shelters   
 
SHELTER   CONTACT  BEDS    CLIENT  
             
New Fountain Shelter
- Portland Hotel Society
  51B W. Cordova Street
604-331-1246
40
 
Men and Women
 
             
Aboriginal Central Street Shelter
- Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society
  201 Central Street
604-720-9761
100
 
Men and Women
 
             
First United Church Refuge
- First United Church
  320 Hastings Street
604-681-8365
60
 
Men and Women