We're working hard to provide homes for our residents who face homelessness so that that fewer people are living outside, struggling to survive.
Unfortunately, creating enough safe, clean, and affordable housing is not a goal that can be achieved overnight and the City cannot do it alone. Through grants, partnerships, and direct outreach, we help provide homeless and under-housed residents with shelter, free or low-cost food, and other services and resources.
We're taking collective action with the Province of BC and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to take a coordinated approach to connecting unsheltered residents to appropriate housing. Find out more about the Memorandum of Understanding we've signed to affirm our commitment to this work PDF file (135 KB).
Community centres for low-income residents
Amenities include a library, cafeteria, art, and recreation programs, adult learning and literacy programs, weight room, and outreach services.
Amenities include social, recreational, and life-skill development programs, showers, laundry, and cafeteria with low-cost meals.
Amenities include an education centre, reading room, low-cost cafeteria, and programs for arts and recreation, health, youth and volunteers. The centre is located at 609 Helmcken St, Vancouver BC. 604-665-2391.
Centre provides personal and family support services, and offers an out of school, pre-school and day-care program for children. The centre has a gym, hobby rooms, and club rooms. Located at 920 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. Phone: 604-257-6949
Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, games room, and playground. The centre is located at 601 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1838.
The Thunderbird Community Centre is located at 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1818. Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, games room, computer lab, and playground.
BC211's Redbook External website, opens in new tab is a complete online directory of programs and services in Vancouver for homeless and under-housed residents.
Metro Vancouver homeless counts
The Metro Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness (RSCH) oversee the annual Homeless Count External website, opens in new tab, a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness in Metro Vancouver.