Homeless Shelters




Directions Youth Services helps street youth 13 to 24. We have a drop-in/services centre, a detox, a safehouse, street outreach, and other supports for homeless and struggling youth. We are low-barrier and aim to create a safe and inclusive space in all our programs.

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)

Aboriginal Central Street Shelter

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.

The Province continues to work with partners in revising the program framework, and identifying good practices to strengthen the Emergency Shelter Program.

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.

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