Victoria & Area Housing Resources and Referrals

Burnside-Gorge Community Association

471 Cecelia Rd


Provides parent and child drop in programs, a free weekly family dinner, access to a resource room with food and clothing. Support services include school and community based counselling for families who struggle with parenting (including C'Nex, designed to assist families whose children have been or may be taken into care), financial crisis and homelessness, and other barriers to meeting children's needs. Outreach services to vulnerable youth includes a program for youth transitioning from Government care to independence. Our child care programs offer Preschool, out-of-school care, winter, spring and summer day camps. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program works with families for up to three years to increase their employment and financial skills and build savings.

Capital Region Housing Corporation

631 Fisgard St


A non-profit provider of over 1200 rental units of affordable housing in the Capital Regional District of Victoria, BC (including some wheelchair-modified units) for families with low to moderate incomes, seniors with low to moderate incomes, and persons in receipt of a disability income.

Casa Maria Emergency Housing Society

12-1241 Balmoral Rd


Subsidized housing for families who are in crisis/displaced.

Community Living Victoria

3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road


Employment services, housing and advocacy services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including in-home assistance for parents with disabilities.

Cool Aid

102-749 Pandora Avenue (admin office)


Can refer clients to most services they need. Provides assistance with health care at community health and dental clinic (low-coast or free), has a community casual labour pool, downtown activity centre with internet access, coffee in the AM, games and other activities, REES (Research, Education, Employment and Support) Network- for people with mental illness & their family members which provides training, peer support, opportunities for education, community integration, and life enrichment.

Co-Operative Housing Federation of BC, Victoria Office

330-1105 Pandora Ave


Provides info on co-operative housing, list of co-op housing units in Victoria, and support for existing co-operatives.

Cridge Centre for the Family

1307 Hillside ave


The Cridge Transition House for Women 250-479-3963 24 HR EMERGENCY NUMBER

Provider of: emergency shelter and second-stage program for women/children leaving an abusive partner, counseling and support for families in residence including children's and family counseling, supportive transitional housing (lower than market rents) for families transitioning from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency, seniors' housing, childcare, support/housing/community-building for people living with brain injuries, and respite care referral service for parents of children with disabilities.

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group

1240 Gladstone Ave


Recreation programs, family support services/programs,housing referrals, childcare, Best Babies prenatal nutrition program.

Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria

101-367 Burnside Road East


Provides homes and support to people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that maintain and enhance independent lifestyles.

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria

930 Balmoral Rd


Support, information, and referral for Immigrants and Refugees in areas such as Employment, Health Care, Human Rights, Housing, Education (adults and school-aged children), Canadian Law, Income Tax, Child Care & Family Concerns, Social Benefits, Citizenship, Community Resources, Dealing with Isolation and Culture Shock. Support groups available for immigrant and refugee women, men, seniors, and youth. Individual and family support for newcomers. Interpretation and translation services available.

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS)

2117 Vancouver St.


Emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 13-18 with no safe place to stay- up to 5 nights with consent of legal guardian. Housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, and family support services available as well.

M'akola Housing Society

3016 Cedar Hill Rd


Affordable housing for First Nations families living off-reserve in urban areas of Vancouver Island.

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association

827 Fisgard St


Good quality rental housing for low income families and persons with disabilities through the British Columbian non-profit Rental Housing Program (funded by BC government), and outreach services for the homeless and "hard-to-house" in downtown Victoria.

PEERS Victoria Resource Society

1-744 Fairview Road


Resource society for sex trade workers. Late-night mobile outreach includes warm beverages and foods, access to nurse & doctor and other services. Offer assistance with: finding housing/emergency shelter, transition to other work (6-month program and some scholarships available).

Quadra Village Community Centre

901 Kings Rd


Family and parenting groups and support, free clothing and small housewares, toy lending library for program participants, assistance with food access and a community hot lunch Thursdays for $3

Salvation Army

2695 Quadra (250-386-8521) – community office

595 Johnson (250-384-3396)—downtown location.

Offers assistance with meals, food hampers, clothing and household goods, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, emergency shelter (men only), emergency travel vouchers and bus tickets, and chapel services.

Seniors Serving Seniors

109-1022 Pandora


Provides information on resources for housing, legal and financial concerns.

Threshold Housing Society

900 Vancouver St



Threshold Housing is safe, supportive housing for youth aged 16-22 years old. The program helps support youth as they prepare to move towards full independence. Threshold Staff work with youth to set and attain goals, towards community resources and offer information about opportunities for education and employment.

Victoria Human Exchange

250-382-2762 (pager)

Offers temporary housing for marginalized individuals who are not using drugs/alcohol and not working in the sex trade.

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society

3rd flr, 637 Bay St


Offers assistance with clothing needs, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, and childcare referrals, a free legal clinic, settlement workers who help with immigration and citizenship and translation/interpretation, youth programs and free computer classes.

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society

250-383-5144 Ext. 3087

Resources include community-building through social events and community support/care and housing referrals.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

231 Regina Avenue


Aims to provide First Nations people with services and information designed to enhance traditional values and cultures. Includes a food box program, housing referrals, counseling, access to medical advice, and other referrals.

Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre

602 Gorge Rd East


Offers clothing, some household goods, counseling, parenting programs and support groups, a waiting list for washers and dryers, and housing referrals.

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES)

533 Yates St


Offers meals, shelter, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, advocacy, laundry facilities, showers, a mental health liaison, liaison for sexually exploited youth, family support for caregivers in crisis, specialized youth detox and a street outreach team.


851 Broughton


Offers meals, emergency shelter, clothing, housing referrals, counseling services, supported independent living, a Crystal Meth Prevention Project, and mobile street outreach.