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Everybody should have a warm, safe place to sleep. Beacon works with a variety of partners to try and make that possible.

Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP)

Beacon Community Services’ Outreach Services staff work to connect individuals and families with stable accommodation and appropriate services. We focus on those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, assessing their needs and assisting them to meet their personal goals.  Our HPP mandate is to provide these services to at-risk youth and people leaving corrections facilities.

For information about how we can help, please contact Jenn Mortimer, Manager of Youth Shelter and Homelessness Programs;  250 884-3701; jmortimer@beaconcs.ca

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter, Victoria

Effective March 24, changes & new supports @ the shelter due to covid-19

To help protect the health of some of our community’s most vulnerable youth, Out of the Rain has shifted  its focus to providing local street youth with additional meal services and laundry for the time being.

Although sleeping space isn’t available at the present time,  youth aged 15-25 are encouraged to come by 1450 Elford Street for:

  • Breakfast (and pick up a bagged lunch): between 9 am and noon;
  • Dinner: between 4pm and 7 pm

Hygiene supplies, warm socks and friendly, caring, non-judgmental staff are also on hand.

We will  also launder your clothes, to help you stay clean during the covid-19 pandemic. Drop your laundry  off at one meal-time. We’ll aim to have it clean and dry, ready for you to pick up at your next meal time with us.

Please visit the Out of the Rain shelter’s website to find out about the  usual operations of this seasonal shelter (which runs Oct 15-April 15)  (or to see how you can support Out of the Rain’s important work).