Help For People Who Are Homeless

Emergency Shelter Year-Round, 24/7

For information on available shelter spaces in the Tri-Cities:  

  • Call or text: 211
  • Refer to: BC 211 Shelter List (PDF)
  • provides free and confidential information on a variety of services including housing, shelter, financial assistance, counselling, mental health, addiction, disability, transportation, seniors, employment and training, immigration, youth, LGBT2SQ+ and more.

Supportive Housing

Thirty self-contained suites at 3030 Gordon Avenue provide longer term accommodation for previously homeless persons preparing for independent living. Supports are provided, as necessary.

To apply for a supportive housing suite:

  • Contact: 604-648-4270, BC Housing’s Orange Hall Office
  • Email: BC Housing

For more information on other supportive housing, contact BC Housing:

Winter Shelter

This year’s nightly winter shelter program will be operating at host Tri-city churches from October 1, 2023 to April 15, 2024 for people who are experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness. This is a successful, long-standing program that has been operating for many years. 

Progressive Housing Society is the program operator. 

Everybody is welcome but walk-ups are not permitted – please call 604-209-1587 to arrange pick-up. Shelter includes a bed, warm meal, bagged lunch, support and referrals. Pets in a kennel are welcome. Pick up starts at 8:45 p.m. Drop off is 7 a.m. 

To reach the Progressive Winter shelter between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Pick-up/Drop off Locations

  • Lincoln SkyTrain Station 
  • Kingsway (north side) at Jane Street – near Bottle Depot
  • Pheasant Drive and Christmas Way (south side of Superstore)

Shelter operations will be as specified in the Temporary Use Permit for the program (approved by City of Coquitlam Council on November 1, 2021).   

Extreme Weather Response Shelter

Additional shelter capacity will be available on the worst-weather nights of the year in at the Kyle Centre in Port Moody, 125 Kyle Street, starting on November 13, 2023.

Pick-up/drop-off  locations will be the same as for the winter shelter program.

  • Location: Kyle Centre 125 Kyle St, Port Moody. 
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • Service Provider: Progressive Housing
  • Phone for pickup: 604-318-9876

Important Note: No walk-ups are permitted – Winter Shelter pick-up/drop-off locations will be utilized for Extreme Weather Response Shelter.

Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide

See the Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide for lists of available services to those who are in need. Services and resources include: 

  • Clothing
  • Community Policing Offices
  • Food Banks
  • Laundry and shower services
  • Meals
  • Medical and/or addictions Help
  • Shelter
  • Income and Employment Assistance Office Locations

For more information, please contact Hope for Freedom Society:

Additional Information

Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group: Resources in the Tri-Cities including food and meal programs, and information about what homelessness looks like in our communities and what you can do to help.  Maintained by a community committee working to end homelessness in the Tri-Cities.

BC Housing: Website of the provincial agency responsible for developing, managing, and administering a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province.