Emergency Shelters & Free Shower / Laundry Facilities (Updated Daily)
Organizations that provide Emergency Shelters & Homeless Services
First Baptist Church 969 Burrard St 604-683-8441 Tuesdays only: 9:00 pm (only 30 beds line up early; includes Wednesday breakfast)
As a key element in the strategy to break the cycle of homelessness, the Emergency Shelter Program provides funding to shelters and drop-in centres that help connect people who are homeless to housing and support services in addition to offering temporary shelter, food and other support services.
More than 1,600 shelter beds are available year-round across the province, almost double the approximately 850 beds in 2001. Most shelters are able to stay open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide three meals a day. Click here to see a list of provincially-funded shelters.