Services and Supports

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.


    Day-Use Spaces

    • Risebridge Warming Centre

    • Lobbies at the Recreation Centre Locations (250-756-5200)

    • Canadian Mental Health Association Social Centre

    • Vancouver Island Regional Library

    • Salvation Army New Hope Centre

    • Island Crisis Care Society Warming Centre

    • 7-10 Club Society

    Emergency Shelters

    Emergency Food Providers

    • 7-10 Club Society

    • Stone Soup / Wisteria Community Association

    • Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank

    • St. Paul's Anglican Church/Nanaimo Foodshare

    • Downtown Hope

    • Selby Street Mission

    Hygiene Services

    * Please note these are the general opening/closing times. They could vary based on maintenance/cleaning/weather or special event.

    Last updated: January 25, 2024

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