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​Shelters offer warm, safe, secure beds for men, women, and children 365 days a year. These shelters provide basic care including emergency short term accommodations, hot nutritious meals, showers, and laundry and hygiene items.

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100 Mile House
Women's Shelter offers free, safe, confidential counselling and support services, and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse, who have are being victimized by threats, intimidation, physical violence or emotional/verbal abuse by their partner. The Shelter provides a safe and comfortable place to stay, food and other essentials, assistance with transportation and childcare, advocacy and accompaniment to appointments and court, referrals to individual/group counselling, community resources and follow up support after your stay.

Contact: 250-395-4093
Crisis Line: 1-800-563-0808
Castlegar
Women's Shelter offers free, safe, confidential counselling and support services, and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse, who have are being victimized by threats, intimidation, physical violence or emotional/verbal abuse by their partner.

Contact: 250-365-2104 (M-F 8:30am-12pm/1pm-4:30pm)
Crisis Line: 1-800-515-6999
Kamloops
Y Women’s Emergency Shelter has been offering refuge, support and services to women and their dependent children in crisis. Services at the shelter include: 24-hour staffing and crisis line; safe refuge for women, with or without children, who experience or are at risk of experiencing abuse; advocacy for clients experiencing difficulty with bureaucracy; accompaniment to court and other appointments; one-on-one support with qualified staff; parenting support; safety planning; support groups.

Contact: 250-374-6162
Address: 400 Battle Street
Kamloops
Emerald House Emergency Shelter provides short-term accommodation for women and their children who are homeless. Our House is a minimum barrier or “damp” shelter. There is no clean time required before coming in for a bed. However, the House is recovery-friendly. Our focus is on helping women find homes and supports in the community to help maintain stable housing. To inquire about bed availability or for more information please contact us. No referral necessary.

Contact: 250-828-1121
Kamloops
Emerald Hostel Emergency Shelter provides short-term accommodation for men and their children who are homeless. The hostel is a minimum barrier or “damp” shelter. There is no clean time required before coming in for a bed. However, the Hostel is recovery-friendly. Our focus is on helping men find homes and supports in the community to help maintain stable housing.  To inquire about bed availability or for more information please contact us.  No referral necessary.

Contact: 250-372-3031
Kamloops
Emerald Centre will provide 35 beds of round-the-clock emergency shelter with support services, along with 11 transitional housing apartments, for men at risk of homelessness or fleeing violence.

Contact: 250-372-3031 or 250-828-1121
Address: 271 West Victoria Street
Kamloops
Emerald Centre will provide 35 beds of round-the-clock emergency shelter with support services, along with 11 transitional housing apartments, for women and children at risk of homelessness or fleeing violence.

Contact: 250-828-1121
Address: 271 West Victoria Street
Kelowna
Kelowna Women’s Shelter is a free, safe, confidential counselling and support services and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse. The Shelter provides a safe and comfortable place to stay, food and other essentials, assistance with transportation and childcare, advocacy and accompaniment to appointments and court, individual and group counselling, and follow up support after your stay.

Contact: 250-763-1040
Kelowna
Kelowna Gospel Mission offers warm, safe, secure emergency shelter beds for men and women 365 days a year. We provide basic care including emergency short term accommodations, hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and hygiene items.

Contact: 250-763-3737
Address: 251 Leon Avenue
Kelowna
Kelowna Gospel Mission offers warm, safe, secure emergency shelter beds for men and women 365 days a year. We provide basic care including emergency short term accommodations, hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and hygiene items.

Contact: 250-763-3737
Address: 251 Leon Avenue
Nelson
Stepping Stones for Success Emergency Shelter:  Emergency shelter for those who find themselves without safe housing in the West Kootenay area, there are 17 available beds in 5 bedrooms, with a common room, kitchen, laundry and shared washroom facilities. Stepping Stones is now double staffed 24/7. With the support from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) and funding from federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Stepping Stones was able to put into place the Residential Transitional Support Worker position to provide one-to-one assistance for residents to locate and maintain housing for people who have had numerous stays at Stepping Stones.

Contact: 250-352-6011
Address: 567 Ward Street
Nelson
Stepping Stones for Success Emergency Shelter:  Emergency shelter for those who find themselves without safe housing in the West Kootenay area, there are 17 available beds in 5 bedrooms, with a common room, kitchen, laundry and shared washroom facilities. Stepping Stones is now double staffed 24/7. With the support from the Nelson Committee on Homelessness (NCOH) and funding from federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy, Stepping Stones was able to put into place the Residential Transitional Support Worker position to provide one-to-one assistance for residents to locate and maintain housing for people who have had numerous stays at Stepping Stones.

Contact: 250-352-6011
Address: 567 Ward Street
Penticton
Compass House run by the Salvation Arm provides personal assistance, counselling services, referrals for addiction programs, employment, housing, education, other community service providers.

Contact: 250-490-9521 or 250-493-3991
Address: 123 Nanaimo Avenue East
Princeton
Princeton Safe Home/Women's Shelter offers free, safe, confidential counselling and support services, and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse, who have are being victimized by threats, intimidation, physical violence or emotional/verbal abuse by their partner. The Shelter provides a safe and comfortable place to stay, food and other essentials, assistance with transportation and childcare, advocacy and accompaniment to appointments and court, referrals to individual/group counselling, community resources and follow up support after your stay.

Contact: 250-295-3126
Crisis Line: 250-295-8211
Revelstoke
Revelstoke Women’s Shelter: If you are a woman, who has experienced or is at risk of experiencing abuse, threats or violence, please contact the Revelstoke Women's Shelter. Our trained staff is available 24 hours a day to provide you with telephone or in-person support. All client information will be kept confidential.

24 hr Crisis Line: 250-837-1111
Trail
WINS Transition House: A 24 hour shelter for women (with or without children) leaving abusive or violent situations.  A safe place to explore options & obtain information in a supportive environment.  Includes outreach support for women who don't choose to stay at the Transition House but require support around abusive or violent situations.  Also includes a Supportive Recovery Bed for women working towards recovery from substance abuse.

Contact: 250-364-1534
Vernon
Gateway Men’s and Women’s Shelter: The shelter is open to men and women who are at least 19 years old and who are homeless, transient, or temporarily in need of accommodation. Everyone who stays at the shelter receives Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the nearby Upper Room Mission. Services: shower facilities, a laundry room, TV and small library. Telephone for local calls (10:00am to 4:00pm). Licensed and insured vehicles can be parked in our parking lot. Secure bike storage outside.  

Contact: 250-260-2792
Address: 2800 33rd Street
Vernon
Gateway Men’s and Women’s Shelter: The shelter is open to men and women who are at least 19 years old and who are homeless, transient, or temporarily in need of accommodation. Everyone who stays at the shelter receives Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the nearby Upper Room Mission. Services: shower facilities, a laundry room, TV and small library. Telephone for local calls (10:00am to 4:00pm). Licensed and insured vehicles can be parked in our parking lot. Secure bike storage outside. 

Contact: 250-260-2792
Address: 2800 33rd Street
Vernon
John Howard Society Men’s Shelter is a shelter for men at least 19 yrs old and who are homeless, transients or temporarily needing emergency accommodation. Can stay up to 5 days, additional 5 days may be possible. However, depending on circumstances, some individuals may extend their stay for up to three months. Other services include; showers, laundry and telephone for local calling. Also assist with contacting any social agency which may be required.

Contact: 250-542-4041
Address: 2307 43rd Street
Williams Lake
Cariboo Friendship Society: The Society provides low cost, overnight accommodation to transients and those temporarily without housing and in crisis situations.  The Shelter has eight beds including a family unit as well as one Supportive Recovery bed.  In addition, the Society's shelter services include overnight sleeping accommodations, meals, amenities to meet hygiene requirements, and/or services to improve access to other community-based programs.

Contact: 250-398-6831 or 250-398-6821
Address: 99 South 3rd Avenue
Williams Lake
Cariboo Friendship Society: The Society provides low cost, overnight accommodation to transients and those temporarily without housing and in crisis situations.  The Shelter has eight beds including a family unit as well as one Supportive Recovery bed.  In addition, the Society's shelter services include overnight sleeping accommodations, meals, amenities to meet hygiene requirements, and/or services to improve access to other community-based programs.

Contact: 250-398-6831 or 250-398-6821
Address: 99 South 3rd Avenue

 

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