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
1524 Fort St. Victoria, B.C V8S 5J2
Threshold Housing offers transitional housing for youth, aged 16-22, who are at-risk of being homeless. Threshold exists to serve youth from across Vancouver Island through a program towards independence. Providing programming, housing, positive role models and constructive support that help youth in our community navigate the challenges of school, work, relationships and life.

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.