Victoria & Area Housing Resources and Referrals

Burnside-Gorge Community Association
471 Cecelia Rd
250-388-5251
info@burnsidegorge.ca
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.
www.burnsidegorge.ca

Capital Region Housing Corporation
631 Fisgard St
250-388-6422
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.
http://www.crd.bc.ca/housing/

Casa Maria Emergency Housing Society
12-1241 Balmoral Rd
250-386-7291
Subsidized housing for families who are in crisis/displaced.
clbc.cioc.ca/record/CLB2540


Community Living Victoria
3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road
250-477-7231
Employment services, housing and advocacy services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families including in-home assistance for parents with disabilities.
www.communitylivingvictoria.ca/index.php

Cool Aid
102-749 Pandora Avenue (admin office)
250-383-1977
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.
http://www.coolaid.org

Co-Operative Housing Federation of BC, Victoria Office
330-1105 Pandora Ave
250-384-9444
islandinfo@chf.bc.ca
Provides info on co-operative housing, list of co-op housing units in Victoria, and support for existing co-operatives.
http://www.chf.bc.ca/index.asp

Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside ave
250-384-8058
mgoley@cridge.org
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.
http://www.cridge.org/

Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group
1240 Gladstone Ave
250-381-1552
info@fernwoodnrg.ca
Recreation programs, family support services/programs,housing referrals, childcare, Best Babies prenatal nutrition program.
www.fernwoodnrg.ca/

Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria
101-367 Burnside Road East
250-383-2524
info@ilhs.ca
Provides homes and support to people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities that maintain and enhance independent lifestyles.
http://www.ilhs.ca/

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Rd
250-388-4728
info@icavictoria.org
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.
www.icavictoria.org/

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (KEYS)
2117 Vancouver St.
250-386-8282
keys@vyes.ca
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.
http://www.vyes.ca/keys.html

M'akola Housing Society
3016 Cedar Hill Rd
250-384-1423
Affordable housing for First Nations families living off-reserve in urban areas of Vancouver Island.
www.makola.bc.ca/index.html

Pacifica Housing Advisory Association
827 Fisgard St
250-385-2131
pacifica@pacificahousing.ca
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.
http://www.pacificahousing.ca/

PEERS Victoria Resource Society
1-744 Fairview Road
250-388-5325
info@peers.bc.ca
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).
http://www.peers.bc.ca

Quadra Village Community Centre
901 Kings Rd
250-388-7696
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
www.quadravillagecc.com

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.
www.salvationarmy.ca/

Seniors Serving Seniors
109-1022 Pandora
250-382-4331
info@seniorsservingseniors.bc.ca
Provides information on resources for housing, legal and financial concerns.
http://www.seniorsservingseniors.bc.ca/

Threshold Housing Society
900 Vancouver St
250-383-8830
SHY@thresholdhousing.ca
Safe, supportive housing for youth aged 16-21 yrs who are attending school or a training program and are able to pay a "modest" monthly rent, prepare their own food, and cover their other expenses. Affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.
thresholdhousing.ca/

Victoria Human Exchange
250-382-2762 (pager)
vhesvic@victoria.bc.ca
Offers temporary housing for marginalized individuals who are not using drugs/alcohol and not working in the sex trade.
www.humanx.org

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
3rd flr, 637 Bay St
250-361-9433
info@vircs.bc.ca
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.
http://www.vircs.bc.ca

Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society
250-383-5144 Ext. 3087
info@vlsc.ca
Resources include community-building through social events and community support/care and housing referrals.
http://vlscs.ca/

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
231 Regina Avenue
250-384-3211
online@vnfc.ca
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.
http://www.vnfc.ca/

Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
602 Gorge Rd East
250-385-1114
Trevor@1-up.ca
Offers clothing, some household goods, counseling, parenting programs and support groups, a waiting list for washers and dryers, and housing referrals.
www.singleparentvictoria.ca

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES)
533 Yates St
250-383-3514
office_manager@vyes.ca
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.
www.vyes.ca

YMCA/YWCA
851 Broughton
250-386-7511
memberservices@victoriay.com
Offers meals, emergency shelter, clothing, housing referrals, counseling services, supported independent living, a Crystal Meth Prevention Project, and mobile street outreach.
www.victoriay.com/