Shelters & Transition or Safe Houses

Find emergency shelter or a safe place to stay.

Start by calling 211 if you are looking for a shelter bed. They keep a list of available beds that is updated twice a day. From there, try calling the outreach numbers for Lookout or Options listed below.  


Provides a list of available shelter beds. A good place to start if you are looking for emergency accommodations.  You can either call 211 or check the website for available beds. Updated twice a day around 11:30am and 7:30pm. Can also text 211 with the city your are in for information.
Learn more about 211.

All Nations Youth Safe House (ANYSH)

Youth (16-18 years) shelter with 1 to 30-day emergency stay. Goal oriented program. Plans reviewed weekly to determine a need for extension (up to 30 days). Residents have a worker who assists in developing an individualized plan of daily goals to secure housing. Daily meals, access to a computer and phone, & housing and job search forms. A low risk facility.
Learn more about the All Nations Youth Safe House (ANYSH).

Arbour House 2nd Stage Transition House (YWCA) 

Transition housing for women and children fleeing abuse from their intimate partner. Eight fully-furnished suites with a 9 month stay. On site support from staff four days per week for emotional support, advocacy, court accompaniments, housing search etc.
Learn more about the Arbour House 2nd Stage Transition House (YWCA).

Atira Women’s Resource Society

Housing for women along with other services. Atira offers both short term shelter and transition longer stay supportive options services. Also offers programs for children who have witnessed abuse and  parenting programs.
Learn more about Atira Women’s Resource Society.

Ama House

Ama Transition House is available to women 55+ only and offers advocacy, referrals, and one-on-one support.

Durrant House

A first-stage transition house staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff provides emotional support, referrals, and resource information, advocacy, court and other accompaniments, parenting support, harm reduction etc.

Koomseh 2nd Stage Housing

Koomseh provides supportive housing to 11 women and their children who have been impacted by abuse suffered in intimate relationships.

Maxxine Wright Place

The Maxxine Wright Place serves women who are pregnant and/or have a newborn or are early parenting and need a safe place to stay. Women can access the shelter at any point during their pregnancy, and potentially stay until their baby is 6 months old. Have child care and health clinic for prenatal health. Also offers second stage housing program.
Learn more about the Maxxine Wright Place.

Shimai Transition House

A first-stage transition house for women and their children escaping abuse. Staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff provide emotional support, referrals and resource information, advocacy, court accompaniment, parenting support and on-site non-medical detoxification.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver

Offers a range of supports for women, especially those involved in the criminal justice system. Have a range of housing  supports including two shelters in Surrey, Cynthia's Place and Sheena's Place.
Learn more about the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver.

Cynthia's Place

Surrey, BC
604-582-2456 or 604-520-1166
Single women and mothers with children. Low barrier shelter. Harm reduction.
Learn more about Cynthia's Place.

Sheena’s Place

Surrey BC
Single women or with children. Also open for transgender individuals.  1 family per room; singles share. Low barrier shelter. Laundry facilities available.

Foxglove Supported Housing and Shelter

9810 Foxglove Drive, Surrey BC (get directions to Foxglove Supported Housing and Shelter)
604 589-0496
98 Supportive Housing units (96 studio suites and 2-one bedroom suites). Also offers 31 shelter units and one respite unit with three non-binary designated shelter units. Supportive housing and shelter units include laundry facilities and a meal program.  24 hour/7 day a week support staff with access to a medication program, overdose prevention services, Indigenous cultural and Peer supports.
Learn more about the Foxglove Supported Housing and Shelter.

Ishtar Transition Housing Society

101 - 6350 203 Street, Langley BC (get directions to the Ishtar Transition Housing Society Office)
604-534-1011 or crisis line 604-530-9442
Provides safe space for women and their children leaving abusive relationships or the risk of violence. Also provides counselling, victim services, and other supports for women and children. Two transition houses in the Langley and Aldergrove areas.
Learn more about the Ishtar Transition Housing Society.

Lookout Society

604-255-0340 or Mobile Outreach: 604-589-4746
Large social service organization that has 51 housing sites across the Lower Mainland. This includes the Gateway, Guildford and Parkway shelters but also other transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. These sites can be applied to directly, and there are application forms and further details on Lookout’s website.
Learn more about the Lookout Society.

Gateway Shelter

10667 - 135 A Street, Surrey BC (get directions to the Gateway Shelter)
40 bed shelter for those 19+ years old. Supervised by staff during rest times, it offers separate ladies and men’s sleeping areas with washrooms. Locking storage and coat racks are available for use.  On site laundry, shower facilities, free coffee, phone and daily meals for those staying at the shelter. Also has an integrated housing program for people staying at the  shelter. The program can help with ID replacement, housing searches,  assistance applications, advocacy, referrals to other agencies  and other things.

Guildford Shelter

14716 104 Avenue, Surrey BC (get directions to the Guildford Shelter)
40 bed shelter. 19+, allows pets and has space for couples. Daily meals for those staying at the shelter. Also has an integrated housing program for people staying at the shelter. The program can help with ID replacement, housing searches, assistance applications, advocacy, referrals to other agencies and other things. Phone staffed 24/7.

Parkway Shelter

104 - 10660 City Parkway, Surrey BC (get directions to the Parkway Shelter)
Low barrier shelter. Daily meals and snacks. Also has an integrated housing program for people staying at the  shelter. The program can help with ID replacement, housing searches,  assistance applications, advocacy, referrals to other agencies  and other things.

Nisa Homes

Surrey BC
1-888-456-8043  ext. 402
Transitional home for immigrant, refugee and Muslim women and their children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Also a safe haven for women experiencing domestic violence.
Learn more about Nisa Homes.

Options Shelters

​Mobile Outreach Worker: 604-765-6751
Operates two shelters in the Cloverdale and Newton areas.
Learn more about Options Shelters.

Bill Reid Place

17752 Colebrook Road, Surrey BC (get directions to the Bill Reid Place)
Low-barrier shelter with 16 temporary beds for men and women 19+. Open 24 hours with all meals provided.  Also offers laundry, housing workers and drug and alcohol referrals. Pet friendly. 
Learn more about Bill Reid Place.

Hyland House

6595 King George Highway, Surrey BC (get directions to the Hyland House)
Mobile Outreach Worker: 604-765-6751
Provides a 35 bed emergency shelter. 20 units of supported housing for people needing help in achieving and maintaining independence. Also provides outreach to people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or difficult to house. 19+ years old.
Learn more about Hyland House.

Options Transition Houses (Evergreen & Virginia Sam)

604-584-3301 (Evergreen)   604-572-5116 (Virginia Sam)
Transition house for women who have experienced abuse and their children. Offers temporary accommodation, support, basic counselling, advocacy, child and youth care workers, safety planning, help securing housing, and referrals.
Learn more about Options Transition Houses (Evergreen & Virginia Sam).

Surrey Urban Mission

10776 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC (get directions to the Surrey Urban Mission)
Breakfast and lunches for the general public, and a nightly meal for shelter guests. Main shelter is first come first serve. Once you have secured a bed, it will be kept for you until you no longer return. Shelter support workers are on site 7 days a week to help guests transition into housing, gain ID, and access medical services. Also have the Cove and Olive Branch shelters that include an overdose prevention site, laundry, showers and other services.
Learn more about the Surrey Urban Mission.

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