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This page provides a short-list of the emergency shelter, nutrition and hygiene services available to residents of Nanaimo. For a full list of low and no-cost support services available in the city of Nanaimo, please refer to the Surviving in Nanaimo guide.
note that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of local
providers are currently limited in the services provided.
Additionally, some overnight shelters are operating at reduced capacity and/or
not receiving new guests. Due to the rapidly changing context, we are not able
to provide updated information for every service provider, so please check
directly with them to confirm whether services have been affected.
Has 24 emergency shelter beds for men and women.
Open 6 pm to 7 am, 7 days a week. To check bed availability, please call 250-754-3720 or arrive after 6 pm. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Has 24 shelter beds for men and women, winter months only (November to March 31, 8:30 pm - 7 am, 7 days a week).
Guests are asked to enter from the back laneway. You can leave a message at 250-753-3570 or email email@example.com.
The warming centres listed below are in partnership with United Way and non-profit service providers along with support from the City of Nanaimo:
These warming centres will be open from January 18 to March 31, 2021. They will operate between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and have space for 10 to 15 guests at a time. Offering hot drinks and snacks, the warming centres will provide a warm and safe space for people who need it most during the coldest months of the year.
(155 Victoria Road) 250-591-6443
Provides a brown bag lunch to go that is served by community volunteers to those in need during the hours of 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. All meals are offered at no charge. www.wisteriacommunityassociation.com
Last updated: January 22, 2021
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