24 Hour Shelter – Open now until March 31

the Emergency Shelter at 4746 Joyce Ave. (co-located next door to the CRC) is now open 24 hours. This is a temporary cold weather expansion of hours, funded by BC Housing until March 31, 2023.


About the 24-hr Shelter 

  • Low-barrier shelter services are available 24-hours/day, 7-days/week.
  • The shelter is open to any qathet resident age 19+ who is unhoused and in need of a safe, warm place to stay.
  • Support staff offer resource navigation and connections to community supports.
  • 20 beds available for men, women, couples and gender-diverse guests.
  • Intake required for all new guests.
  • Breakfast served daily after 7am; lunch served at noon; hot dinner 5-6pm. Boxed leftovers available after 6.

  • Self-serve laundry available at the CRC next door.
  • Pets welcome on a case-by-case basis with pet agreement.
  • Commons and rooms cleaned 12-4pm daily.
  • Strict limit of two half lockers and two medium totes for belongings. Staff will support guests with storage options for additional belongings.
  • Neighbourhood sweeps for garbage and sharps completed daily before 8 am and throughout the day and night.


Contact Information


Shelter cell phone # (support staff 24/7): (604) 578-0633

Guinevere Pencarrick, Shelter Coordinator (Mon-Thurs 8-4 and every other Friday): (604) 413-0890

After-hours Manager on Call (Emergencies): (604) 223-7560

Julie Jenkins, Housing Services Manager: 604-223-4430