Find Help


Whether you need support, want to support us, or just want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place.

This is where you can navigate local resources to find the service that best meets your need. Hungry? Need emergency shelter? Want to talk to someone about counseling or recovery? Take a look through the tabs below and see if they help.

If you need to get ahold of Reverend Al and the rest of the Dandelion team, email and we’ll do our best to help.

Remember, most shelters have curfews so make sure you know what time you need to check in by! Good luck.



Phone No.


Rock Bay Landing 525 Ellice Street 250-383-1951 84 beds (women and men)
Sandy Merriman 809 Burdett Ave 250-480-1408 25 beds (women only)
Out of the Rain Youth Shelder For location, please phone 250-415-3856 30 Mats (youth only)
Salvation Army ARC 525 Johnson Street 250-384-3396 21 beds (men only)
For a complete list of meals in Greater Victoria, check out this fantastic resource by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. It tells you where to find breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week: Click here.
If you’re downtown and need to access a Food Bank, bring ID to the following locations during appropriate hours. They have hampers designated for people sleeping outside:




Hours of Operation


Phone No.

Mustard Seed 625 Queens Ave Need ID for family Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri – 9am-2pm Wed, Wk after Cheque 230-953-1575
St Vincent de Paul 828 View St Need ID for family Mon-Fri – 830-415 Closed 12-1 250-382-0712
St John the Divine 1611 Quadra St Need ID for family Tues and Fri – 10am-12pm Closed Fri &Tue after Cheque 250-383-7169
If you are in a mental or emotional crisis and need someone to talk to right away, call these phone numbers:

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888
Youth Space for those under 25
Centre for SUICIDE Prevention 1-800-SUICIDE
Women’s Transition House 250-385-6611
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre 250-383-3232

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