* Downloadable Task Force Brochure for Parksville Qualicum Beach area
* Call 911 if your safety is at risk.
CLOSED (April 2021) – Oceanside (Parksville Qualicum Beach) Area
TEMPORARY OVERNIGHT SHELTER
Anglican Church of St. Edmund
407 Wembley Rd., Parksville (behind Wembley Mall)
Feb. 18 – March 31, 2021
OPEN EVERY NIGHT: 8:00 PM TO 8:00 AM
8 cots, dinner and breakfast, warm, safe
More information: 250-927-2717
Operated by OHEARTS, with funding support from BC Housing
If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, emergency shelters provide short-stay accommodation of 30 days or less.
In the absence of a local shelter check this Regional District of Nanaimo listing of shelters in Nanaimo.
SOS Community Services Centre (245 West Hirst, Parksville)
– call for same day appointment: 250-248-2093 ext. 0
Wednesday AM = 8:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Thursday PM = 1:15 – 3:45 p.m.
(Runs until March 31 in collaboration with Forward House, funded by BC Housing)
Catholic Church of the Ascension (887 Wembley Rd., Parksville, 250-248-3747)
Tuesday & Thursday AM = 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line:
1-888-494-3888 – Crisis, emotional support and help with problem solving.
Manna Homelessness Society: Nanoose Bay to Qualicum Bay: 250-248-0845 – Food, essentials and housing referrals for those facing homeless.
The Salvation Army:
886 Wembley Rd.: 250-248-8793 – Food, clothing, household items.
The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen:
187 Alberni Hwy, Parksville (across from the fire hall)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Stephen’s United Church:
150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach
Lunch on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Society of Organized Services: 245 West Hirst Avenue, Parksville: 250-248-2093 – Supports and services for those facing homelessness in School District 69. Clothing, food, income tax, medical needs, transportation.
Forward House Community Society: 136 Hirst Avenue, Parksville: 250-954-0785 – Forward House provides adults living with mental health challenges with support and tools they need to enjoy full and independent lives.
Oceanside Health Centre: Mental Health and Substance Use Team: 250-951-9550 – Island Health’s Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville provides services such as urgent care, primary care, medical imaging, outpatient laboratory services, Telehealth and integrated community care teams.
Are you a Victim of Violence or Other Crimes?
If you are homeless or need to leave your home due to violence or other crimes, the following organizations offer support, information and referrals to help you find safe housing:
RCMP Victim Services: 727 West Island Highway, Parksville:
Women, Children and Youth Haven Society (Parksville): Outreach & Community Victims Services: 250-248-3500
24-hour Crisis Line: 1-888-756-0616 / 250-756-0616
* Downloadable RDN Shelter Brochure for wider Regional District of Nanaimo
– See Nanaimo shelters link.
Nanaimo RCMP Victim Services
303 Prideaux Street, Nanaimo: 250-755-3146
Women, Children and Youth Haven Society
Outreach and Community Victims Services: 250-756-2452
24-hour Crisis Line 1-888-756-0616 / 250-756-0616 (or 911)
Find More Community Resources
Community Resources Database: 1-888-494-3888
In addition to crisis support, the Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides community resource information and access to Mental Health Crisis Response Team when appropriate.