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British Columbia

Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley
Penny’s Place
Abbotsford, BC
Phone: 1.604.746.3301
Note: This is a 4 bedroom first stage housing unit for street involved women. Clients do not need to be sober, but clients cannot use on site. Staff encourages clients to seek sobriety by offering stability in housing first. Intake is done through the Warm Zone drop-in Centre.

Centre of Hope – Salvation Army
Emergency Temporary Shelter
34081 Gladys Ave.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8
Phone: 1.604.852.9305 ext. 108
Fax: 1.604.852.8029
Note: Provides emergency temporary shelter for 15 men and 5 women. No substance use is permitted on site. Maximum stay is 30 days unless working with a case worker for alternative arrangements.

Now Canada Society
Alexandra Gardner Safe Centre
2609 Richter St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 5R3
Phone: 1.250.763.2262
Note: This is a 24/7 emergency shelter for women and children in need. Clients do not have to be sober to use this service, they cannot be using on site. Call for availability and information.

Covenant House Vancouver
575 Drake St.
Vancouver BC V6B 4K8
Phone: 1.604.685.7474 (Crisis Shelter)
Toll free: 1.877.685.7474
E-Mail: Use form on “contact” page.
Note: This is for homeless, at risk, or runaway youth. Please contact for more information.

The City of Vancouver has an Inventory of Facilities and Services Related to Homelessness in the City of Vancouver including addiction services.

Lookout Society
429 Alexander St.
North Vancouver V6A 1C6
Phone: 1.604.681.9126
Note: For men 18+. Has transitional housing located in 19 facilities throughout Vancouver, North Vancouver, and New Westminster. Most programming is scheduled but provided by outside agencies. Programs follow a harm reduction where clients who relapse are not immediately discharged. Population is primarily homeless and the “hardest to house.” Program length can be up to 2 years.

Belkin House
Salvation Army
555 Homer St.,
Vancouver, BC V6B 1K8
Phone: 1.604.681.3405
Note: There are 54 mens and 28 womens emergency shelter beds. There are also single room accommodations for adult men (77 beds) and women (35 beds in separate residence). There are also 30 beds for male federal offenders. Shared programming. Clients can stay up to 3 months with extensions possible. Self-referrals accepted. Fees apply.

Alternate Shelter Society
2 – 2661 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5
Phone: 1.604.879.0244
Fax: 1.604.879.0247
Note: This program is for youth 12-18 who are or have been abused, homeless, at-risk, or behaviourally disordered. Length of stay depends on how long it takes to find a stable living situation.

Howard House – Harm Reduction
Vernon, BC, V1T 6K7
Phone: 1.250.542.4041 ext.225
Note: The residential harm reduction program has a capacity of 9 within the Howard House’s 52 bed multistage residential program for adult men. The harm reduction program is 9 months long and fees are paid through the Ministry of Income Assistance and Social Innovation. Program graduates may be eligible to enter the open ended Transitional Housing program if units are available. Clients can self-refer.

Anawim House
973 Caledonia Ave.
Victoria, BC V8T 1E7
Phone: (250) 382-0283
Note: a program for men. 7 beds. Please note that lunch is open to the public and usually 15 to 20 attend.

Victoria Cool Aid Society
102-749 Pandora Ave.
Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
Phone: 1.250.383.1977
Fax: 1.250.383.1639
Note: Cool Aid addresses issues related to housing, such as accessibility, affordability, alternative housing programs and homelessness. In addition to housing and shelter, Cool Aid also provides primary multi-disciplinary health care at the Cool Aid Health Centre. Through the provision of accessible and affordable service we are able to meet individual needs and make a positive contribution to creating a healthy and vibrant community.


THE STREET HELPLINE 1.866.392.3777 or 1.416.392.3777 help people find emergency shelter.

Cornwall Community Hospital
Support within Housing Program
205 2nd Ave.
Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y6
Phone: 1.613.936.9236
Toll-Free: 1.800.272.1937
Fax: 1.613.936.1917
Note: SHP assists clients 16+ with substance use issues who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

St. Denis Centre
339 Second St. East
Cornwall, ON K6H 1Y8
Phone: 1.613.933.0418
Note: Long-term supportive recovery program for men 18+. Clients must be 72 hours sober prior to admission. Clients must be referred.

General Hospital of Hawkesbury
Support within Housing Program
104 – 480 McGill St.
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1R2
Toll-Free: 1.844.304.1414
Fax: 1.613.632.7450
Note: SHP assists clients 16+ with substance use issues who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Homestead Addiction Services
Salvation Army
2085 Ellesmere Rd.
Scarborough, ON M1H 2W6
Phone: 1.416.431.4379 ext.2
Note: This is permanent supportive housing for women 18+ with a history of substance use and homelessness. Please call for more information.

Bethlehem United Shelter
1161 Caledonia Rd.
North York, ON m6A 2W9
Phone: 1.416.644.1734
Fax: 1.416.644.1740
Note: This is a 70 bed wheelchair accessible shelter. It is open to singles, couples, and transpeople. There are case managers that help residents make changes and more forward with their lives. It is the only program that allows pets to accompany their owners.

Covenant House Toronto
20 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto ON M5B 2P3
Phone: 1.416.598.4898
Toll-Free: 1.800.435.7308 (Shelter)
Fax: 1.416.204.7030
Note: This is for homeless, at risk, or runaway youth. Please contact for more information.

Fred Victor Centre
Housing Access and Support Services
205 – 100 Lombard St.
Toronto, ON M5C 1M3
Phone: 1.416.364.3522
Fax: 1.416.364.7815
Note: This is a program that helps homeless adults find affordable housing via several agencies. Clients must meet certain eligibility requirements. Please call for more information.

Good Shepherd Ministries
Shelter Beds
412 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Phone: 1.416.869.3619
Note: There are 91 beds for homeless men 18+.

Good Shepherd Ministries
D.A.R.E Program
412 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON M5A 1T3
Phone: 1.416.869.3619
Note: There are 25 beds for homeless men 18+. This program is for post-detox pre-treatment clients. DARE provides counselling to prepare clients for in/outpatient treatment for addictions.

Transitional Age Youth Program (TAY)
LOFT Community Services
15 Toronto St.
Toronto, ON M5C 2E3
Phone: 1.416.979.1934
Toll-Free: 1.800.640.1934
Fax: 1.416.499.9716
Note: This program is for homeless or at risk co-ed youth 16-26 years of age. This program offers support and case management for youth with addictions or concurrent mental health and addictions issues. There is Beverley Lodge (men 14-18), Ingles (young women), as well as Wilkinson Housing and support services. Please call for more info.

Wesley Urban Ministries
Managed Alcohol Special Care Unit (Claremont House)
52 Catharine St N
Hamilton, ON L8R 1J1
Phone: 1.905.318.6903
Fax: 1.905.318.1731
Note: There are 16 beds for men and 6 beds for women for homeless adults struggling with alcoholism. Sobriety is not required but encouraged. Clients need to be referred. This program tries to help end homelessness and substance dependence by stabilizing a client’s living situation. Accepts stabilized methadone clients who are also alcoholics.

Men’s Mission
Mission Services of London
459 York St.
London, ON
Phone: 1.519.672.8500
Fax: 1.519.672.0737
Note: This is a 146 bed facility for men. It is an emergency hostel for men 16+ (111 beds). There are 35 beds for men who require longer term care and support. There is an option to be referred to the 16 bed addiction treatment program for clients looking for addiction treatment.

Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter
42 Stanley St.
London, ON
Phone: 1.519.673.4114
Fax: 1.519.673.4117
Note: This program can help approximately 20 families in need. Single women who have no shelter options can also reside at this residence. Self or agency referrals are acceptsed.

Stabilization Program
Ottawa Mission
35 Waller St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
Phone: 1.613.234.1144
Fax: 1.613.234.2813
Note: This program is for homeless men 18+. Clients must be 48 hours sober prior to admission. The average stay is 30-40 days. Clients can be referred to the LIFE HOUSE program which is a 5 month intensive residential treatment program for addictions and mental health.

Oasis Program
Sandy Hill Community Centre
221 Nelson St.
Ottawa, ON K1N1C7
Phone: 1.613.737.7791
Note: Intensive case management for clients 16+ with substance use disorder using a housing first philosophy. Referrals are managed via the MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES.

Men’s Hostel
Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre
171 George St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5W5
Phone: 1.613.241.1573
Fax: 1.613.241.2818
Note: There are 198 beds for homeless men. There are three meals a day. 30 beds are in a special care unit where men have access to medical care as need. Case workers help clients get IDs and mental and medical services.


The Lighthouse
304 2nd Ave. South
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 1L1
Phone: 1.306.653.0538
Fax: 1.306.665.7770
Note: There are temporary beds for men and women in need. Sobriety is not required but clients cannot use on site. There are also detox beds for those who would like to be seen through withdrawals.

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