Resource Directory for Housing Services

Transition Housing

North Shore Crisis Services Society

SAGE an 18-bed transition house that provides safety and support to women and their children fleeing abusive situations.  Shelter, food, clothing, personal items, referrals, advocacy, individual support, and support groups are offered for up to thirty days.  SAGE House is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  Due to the nature of the program, the location is not public. SAGE also accepts some pets. Please call: 604-987-3374

BC 211

List of transition houses and safe houses in BC. You can also dial 211 to speak to someone directly.

Atira Women's Resource Society

Ama Transition House is accessible to women 55+. The services offered include advocacy, referrals, and one-to-one support, there is also an on-site senior women's outreach program. The length of stay is 30-180 days. 

Helping Spirit Lodge Society

Helping Spirit Lodge is a 10-bed transition house that opened its doors in May 1991. Spirit Lodge isa  first stage transition house providing women and chidlren fleeing domestic violence a safe and supportive space to stay. Here, women have access to food and clothing, and while Spirit Lodge honours many Indigenous teachings, we respect the cultural diversity of our clients, and look to meet the needs of those in the space. 

The Lodge can provide you:

  • 24 hour staff on-hand.

  • A safe place for you and your children for up to 30 days.

  • A home environment, free of drugs and alcohol

  • Support from non-judgmental Indigenous women.

  • An educated awareness of family violence prevention.

  • Referrals to specialized counselors and treatments: sexual abuse, drug, and/or alcohol addiction.

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Lookout Society


The goals of Lookout Society's four shelters are to provide temporary housing to individuals in their own communities, connect people with local services, and help them regain stability in their lives. The North Shore Shelter provides 45 year-round minimum-barrier shelter beds, and up to 20 overflow sleeping mats available during extreme weather.

Hollyburn Family Services Society

The North Shore Youth Safe House is a safe and secure place where youth, 14 to 18 years old can stay. The Safe House is staffed by caring and friendly youth workers 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. A stay at the Safe House can be up to 14 days with a possible extension, depending on the motivation of the youth to work towards his/her goals.


Youth In BC

List of shelters and safe houses for youth in BC.


BC 211

A list of shelters in the BC lower mainland. Specifies genders, ages, accessibility, how many beds are available, and whether or not the shelter is pet-friendly.


Affordable/Subsidized Hosing

BC Housing

Subsidized housing developments are for people with low to moderate incomes, including seniors, people with disabilities, individuals at risk of homelessness, women (with or without children) at risk of violence, Aboriginal people, and low-income families.



Homeless Prevention

Canadian Mental Health Association

With the financial assistance of BC Housing, this program supports people who are homeless and have no income to connect with income supports provided by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) as well as to connect with other community resources including securing housing. There are drop-in hours Tuesday from 9 am - 4 pm

North Shore Crisis Services Society

The  Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) is for women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence and are homeless, hidden homeless, or at risk of homelessness. The program aims to either assist women in keeping their existing housing, or if that is not possible, assisting them to find safe and affordable housing.

Lookout Society

A “social safety-net” that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income who have few, if any, housing or support options. Because of the challenges many people face in meeting needs and goals, this service is provided with minimal barriers. 

Hollyburn Family Services Society

The Hollyburn Seniors at Risk Housing outreach program provides assistance to seniors 55+ that are homeless, or at risk of losing their housing (eg. facing an eviction notice). This includes seniors with complex needs around health, mental health, addictions, elder abuse, and financial management. Outreach workers assist seniors with a housing search, filling in applications, connecting them with other services, as well as any other assistance needed to achieve housing stabilization. The work is individualized and time intensive, as it usually takes up to three months to stabilize the crisis situation for each client.