Shelter staff

Community Resources

Emergency Shelter & Housing for The Homeless 

Emergency Shelter Map
Phone a shelter directly to ask how many beds are free and how late you can arrive. If a shelter does not have a bed, staff will guide you to other options.

Drop In Centres

Emergency Shelter Program
Emergency shelters are temporary but immediate places to stay for anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Homeless Prevention Program
This program provides rent supplements and support services to help access rental housing in the private housing market.

Rent Assistance in the Private Market 

Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
Lower income seniors renting in the private market may be eligible for a rent supplement through SAFER.

Transitional Supportive & Assisted Living 

Addiction Recovery Program
This programs is a stable, short-term housing for individuals participating in a substance use recovery program, by referral only.

Assisted Living Residences
This list provides the locations of assisted living residences that were built through and receive funding from the Independent Living BC program.

Association Advocating for Women & Children (AWAC) – Central Interior Native Health Society
Provides safe and affordable housing for women and girls who 

Independent Living BC Program
A subsidized, assisted-living program that provides housing with support services to seniors and people with disabilities.

Supportive Housing
Supportive housing is subsidized housing with on-site supports. These supports help you find and maintain housing stability.

Women’s Transition Housing & Supports Program
Find out about housing services and supports for women and children who have experienced violence or are at risk of experiencing violence. These include transition houses, safe homes and second stage housing.

Funding Opportunities

Energy Efficiency Funding Opportunities for Indigenous Non-Profit Housing Providers in BC 2024

While Capital Renewal Funding (CRF) can be available to complete many retrofit projects, accessing incentive programs can free up funding for other needs. This resource briefly summarizes programs available to the Indigenous social housing sector for energy-efficiency and energy retrofit projects.