Non-Emergency 604-525-5411

Emergency 9-1-1

Emergency Survival Guide

Disclaimer: Programs are subject to change


Maida Duncan Women’s Drop-In Centre 402 East Columbia Street 604-520-1166
• Women only
• Food, showers, laundry, free clothing

Centennial Community Centre 65 East Sixth Street 604-777-5100
• Shower: Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm (Last shower is at 4:30pm)

Lower Mainland Purpose Society 40 Begbie Street
• Rent Bank: assists people to remain in their homes by providing small loans
604-526-2522, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
• Health Contact Centre: overdose prevention
604-366-5791, 7 days a week 3:30pm-10:30pm
• Personal Identification Services: assistance in applying for and storing personal identification
604-526-2522, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm



Shelter and Street Help Line 24 hours, 7 days a week, call or text 2-1-1
Designed to assist people to find available shelter beds and services in the Metro Vancouver

Monarch Place Transition House Confidential housing locations 604-521-1888
Support services and housing for women and children fleeing abuse

Elizabeth Fry Society Confidential housing locations 604-520-1166
• Gurney’s Place Shelter (New Westminster) 604- 524-0710
Twelve shelter units for women and children
• Pathways (New Westminster) 604-540-1985
Nine units of semi-independent housing for women
• Sheena’s House (North Surrey) 604-581-1538
Offers supportive shelter homes for homeless women
• Cynthia’s Place (North Surrey) 604-582-2456
For single women

Purpose Society Extreme Weather Response
502 Columbia Street (Former Army & Navy Building) 604-526-2522 (8:30am-5:00pm) or 604-375-5792
(During shelter hours 8:00pm-8:00am)
• Must enter on Front Street only
• Operational during extreme weather events, November 1 to March 31
• 50 mats

Russell Housing Centre Extreme Weather Response 740 Carnarvon Street
604-529-9126 (Call to confirm operation)
Shelter operation hours: 8:30pm-8:00am
• Operational during extreme weather events, November 1 to March 31.
• 15 mats

Fraserside Community Services Society Emergency Family Shelter
Confidential housing location 604-525-3929
• Twelve beds for homeless families and single parents, please call first for placement

Lookout Housing Shelter 740 Carnarvon Street
604-529-9126 (Extension 101)
• 16 beds for homeless men

Maria Keary Cottage 305 Carnarvon Street 604-636-3590
• 20 beds for homeless men, please call first

Salvation Army Stevenson House 32 Elliot Street, 604-526-4783
• 24 hours, 7 days a week
• 14 emergency shelter beds for homeless men

Westminster House Recovery Program for Women 228 Seventh Street 604-524-5633
• Long-term residential recovery centre for women healing from addiction

Last Door Recovery House 327 Eighth Street 1-866-247-9890
• Adult and youth addiction treatment programs for males



Union Gospel Mission 658 Clarkson Street 604-525-8989
• Breakfast service: Monday-Friday 8:30am-9:30am
• Hot lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-12:00pm

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society 613 Queens Avenue (At Olivet Baptist Church) 604-876-3601 (For the most-up-to-date information, please call)
• Thursday, 9:30am-12:30pm (Do not arrive before opening time)
• Must provide valid identification of self and any dependents

Holy Trinity Cathedral 514 Carnarvon Street 604-521-2511
• Takeout brunch: Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm

Gurdwara 347 Wood Street 604-537-8300
• Takeout brunch: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm, 5:00pm-7:30pm

St. Vincent de Paul 740 Carnarvon Street, Located at The Russell Shelter (Enter on Alexander Street)
• Meal: Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm; 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month 12:00-1:00pm

Salvation Army 325 Sixth Street 604-521-2421
• Food bank: Monday and Friday 12:30pm-2:00pm (Registration required); Wednesday (Drop-in) 12:00pm-1:30pm

St. Barnabas Church 1015 5th Avenue (At church courtyard) 604-526-6646
• Emergency groceries: Wednesday 1:00-2:30pm

Lower Mainland Purpose Society 40 Begbie Street 604-526-2522
• No barrier food hamper: Friday 12:00pm (Arrive early, supplies only last for 20 minutes)
• Food hamper: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm (Registration required, call for more information)

Queensborough Fire Hall 1011 Ewen Avenue 604-836-8400
• Food hamper: Saturday 1:00pm-1:30pm

Knox Church 403 East Columbia Street 604-524-6712
• Food hamper: Saturday 1:15pm-1:45pm

St. Aidan’s Church 1320 Seventh Avenue (Enter at Fourteenth Street) 604-526-4914
• Food hamper: Saturday 12:30pm-1:00pm

Aunt Leah’s (Youth 15 to 25) 816 Twentieth Street 604-525-1204
• Meal and food hamper: Sunday 3:00pm-4:00pm



Saint Barnabas Thrift Shop 1010 Fifth Avenue 778-917-8013
• Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm

Salvation Army Emergency Clothing 774 Columbia Street 604-521-0319
• Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:30am, 2:00pm-3:30pm
• Clothing for homeless adults
• Appointments preferred but not required



New Westminster Police Department 555 Columbia Street 604-525-5411 (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, non-emergency line)
• In an emergency call 9-1-1

Royal Columbian Hospital 330 East Columbia Street 604-520-4253 (24 hours, non-emergency line)
• In an emergency call 9-1-1

• Call 8-1-1
• Provides 24 hours, confidential health information and advice
• Translation services available

Crisis Centre 12:00pm-1:00am
• Suicide crises line: 1-800-784-2433
• Youth crises line: 604-872-3311
• Seniors’ distress line: 604-872-1234
○ Confidential and non-judgmental

Help Line for Children
• 310-1234 (No area code needed)

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
• 24-hours, 7 days a week
• Provides free, anonymous and confidential professional counselling service for children and youth