Help For People Who Are Homeless

Emergency Shelter

24/7, Year-round Emergency Shelter

The best way to find out about available shelter spaces in the Tri-Cities is to call BC 211 or check updated list online at BC 211 Shelter List (PDF).

Phone: 2-1-1

Supportive Housing

Thirty self-contained suites of supportive housing at 3030 Gordon Avenue provide longer term accommodation (typically up to 2 years) for previously homeless persons preparing for independent living. Supports are provided as necessary. To apply for a transitional housing suite, please contact BC Housing’s Orange Hall Office at 604-648-4270 or email BC Housing.

For more information, please contact:
BC Housing
Phone: 866-465-6873 or 604-433-1711
Email BC Housing
BC Housing Website

Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide

The Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide (PDF) provides a variety of listings of available services to those who are in need such as: 

  • Clothing
  • Community Policing Offices
  • Food Banks
  • Laundry and Shower Services
  • Meals
  • Medical and/or Addictions Help
  • Shelter
  • Income and Employment Assistance Office Locations

Outreach Services

The Hope for Freedom Society operates a program of outreach to persons homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Tri-Cities under contract to BC Housing. Two outreach workers seek out homeless persons where they live, establishing contact, developing rapport and connecting them with available resources and services when they are ready.

For more information, please contact:
Hope for Freedom Society
Phone: 604-830-1528 or 778-862-0692
Email Hope for Freedom Society
Hope for Freedom Society Website

Resources

Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group is a community committee working to end homelessness in the Tri-Cities. The website lists resources in the Tri-Cities including food and meal programs, and provides information about what homelessness looks like in our communities and what you can do to help.

BC Housing is the provincial agency responsible for developing, managing and administering a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province.