Free Laundry: Drop In Centres
Showers: Drop In Centres
Help Finding a Place to Live in Vancouver: Homeless Outreach Workers
Free Meals: Free Food Schedule
Provincial Government Issued Identification
Federal Government Issued Identification
Help with a lost or stolen ID, Birth Certificate, or Permanent Resident Card for homeless/marginally housed individuals: Kettle Society iD Bank
Place to store Identification safely: Kettle Society iD Bank
File for taxes when you do not have a current address: Carnegie Community Centre
bc211: 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)
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
Vancouver Food Asset Map: The map highlights food assets -- places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food -- in Vancouver
Spoons Up - Find Food in Metro Vancouver: Spoons Up website/map of free and low cost meals and groceries in Metro Vancouver. Designed for Youth. Searches can be limited by day of the week and meal time!
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
Applying for Welfare Online: How to Apply for Welfare (using a computer or phone). Step-by-step instructions on how to apply for welfare online provided by Legal Services Society
Homeless ID Clinics: How individuals experiencing homeless can get ID:
As of October 2017, pro bono law students and lawyers are opening a weekly ID Clinic at the Powell Street Getaway BC. Law students to help homeless and marginally housed individuals apply to replace lost or stolen ID.