Our Shelter Mission Statement
“The Emergency Shelter exists to provide shelter, safety, and person-centred support to help clients achieve their goals and find stable housing.”
In partnership with BC Housing and Downtown Community Court, Belkin House offers temporary shelter for 84 adults (and children with their female guardian) in an alcohol and drug-free environment. The shelter is open year-round, provides 3 meals a day along with other supports, and is wheelchair accessible. In addition, Belkin House operates an Extreme Weather Response shelter from November 1 through March 31 in partnership with BC Housing and the City of Vancouver. To check shelter availability or to be added to the waitlist at Belkin House, visit us in person, or call the front desk at 604-681-3405. To check emergency shelter availability in general, call 2-1-1.
In Men’s shelter, there are 54 beds and in Women’s shelter, there are 29 beds. Limited shared rooms for women with children under the age of 13 years.
Additional general information:
Intake process starts by coming to Belkin House in-person
Emergency Shelter is offered year-round to men and women 19 years and older.
Men’s and Women’s shelter on respective floors.
Meals provided in our dining room. Special diets may be accommodated. Bagged lunch requests available.
Maximum stay is 30 days. Clients must return daily by 11:00pm to retain their bed.
Alcohol- and drug-free environment.
In partnership with City of Vancouver, additional Extreme Weather shelter November 1 through March 31.