Homeless shelter locations throughout Metro Vancouver

One of the ways to help people living on the street is to move them into shelter.

Shelters not only provide essential services – such as beds and meals – they can also connect people who are homeless to housing and support services. This is often the first step of moving people into more permanent housing.

There are various types of shelters in Vancouver – from permanent, purpose-built shelters, to temporary Winter Response Shelters. Council works with both local non-profit agencies and the Province to provide temporary beds, meals, and shelter to the city's homeless population.

Permanent shelters in the downtown core

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Working to shelter our homeless population

Winter Response Shelters will help homeless people in Vancouver

Winter Response Shelter Strategy

The City is working with the Province to provide cold-weather shelter, and connect homeless people to community resources.

Find the help you need

BC211

BC211's "Redbook" is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.

Red Book Online

Last modified: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:43:53