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A help guide for the homeless in B.C.
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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This guide will help you find resources for people who are homeless and information about homelessness in B.C.

Quick Help


Click on "Homelessness" on the home page and enter the postal code for services in your neighbourhood or call 2-1-1 toll-free (multilingual)

Help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line

bc211 Extreme Weather Response

This Shelter and Street Help Line PDF includes listings for all EWR shelters in British Columbia.

The list is updated at around 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Contact them to find available shelter beds and services in the Lower Mainland: dial or text 2-1-1

Emergency Shelter Map

Includes all shelters in British Columbia

811 HealthLink BC

Check symptoms and find health advice by using the HealthLink website or calling 8-1-1 toll-free to speak with a registered nurse, registered dietician or licensed pharmacist about health concerns (translation services available)

Vancouver Food Asset Map

The map highlights food assets -- places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food -- in Vancouver

Downtown Eastside: Linkvan

A mobile-friendly website that connects community residents in the Downtown Eastside to nearby resources such as shelter, food, medical care, hygiene services, advocacy, and technology access

Downtown Eastside: Free Food in the DTES

A weekly PDF calendar of free food resources in the Downtown Eastside



    Recommended Books

    Cover Art
    Future Social - Matthew Soules (Editor)
    Call Number: 720.9711 F99s
    ISBN: 9781897476307
    Publication Date: 2012-09-15
    This book is a collection of their essays that grapple with the issue of housing the homeless of the Downtown Eastside.

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    Getting Serious About Affordable Housing Towards A Plan for Metro Vancouve - Lee, Marc
    Call Number: 333.338 L47g
    ISBN: 9781771252805
    Publication Date: 2016

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    Street Stories 100 Years of Homelessness in Vancouver - Barnholden, Michael Dorn
    Call Number: 362.509711 B26s

    An overview of homelessness in Vancouver from 1907 to 2007



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