Emergency shelter and housing for persons homeless in the Tri-Cities is available at the Coquitlam shelter & transitional housing facility at 3030 Gordon Ave., Coquitlam. The facility, operated by RainCity Housing, includes 30 emergency shelter beds, 30 transitional housing suites and 30 extreme weather beds in a dormitory setting during periods of severe winter weather.
The 3030 Gordon Ave. facility has 30 emergency shelter beds in single private rooms: 20 for men and 10 for women. Pets are welcome and three meals a day are provided. The building is staffed 24 hours a day, every day and the front desk can be contacted 24/7 at 604-474-0435. If no one is able to answer when you call, please leave a message. Individuals needing shelter can show up in person any time.
Thirty self-contained suites of transitional housing at 3030 Gordon Ave. provide longer term accommodation (typically up to 2 years) for previously homeless persons preparing for independent living. Supports are provided as necessary. To apply for a transitional housing suite, please contact BC Housing’s Orange Hall Office at 604-648-4270 or OrangeHall@bchousing.org
Extreme Weather Response
3030 Gordon Ave. provides shelter space in 3 – 10 bed dormitories for an additional 30 individuals during periods of severe weather when the facility’s emergency shelter beds are at or near capacity. Pets are welcome and meals are provided.
An “Extreme Weather Alert” is called by the Tri-Cities Extreme Weather Response Coordinator and area service providers are notified of the additional shelter spaces that are available.
The extreme weather beds will be available for occupancy starting at 5 p.m. on the day the Extreme Weather Alert is declared. Thereafter, while the Extreme Weather Alert is in effect, intake will occur on an around-the-clock basis.
For questions about the facility or programs operating at 3030 Gordon Ave, please email the shelter manager at GordonManager@raincityhousing.org
Tri-Cities Street Survival Guide
This guide provides a variety of listings of available services to those who are in need such as: income and employment assistance office locations, shelter, community policing offices, meals, food banks, clothing, laundry and shower services, and medical and/or addictions help.
The Hope For Freedom Society operates a program of outreach to persons homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Tri-Cities under contract to BC Housing. Two outreach workers seek out homeless persons where they live, establishing contact, developing rapport and connecting them with available resources and services when they are ready. Visit the Hope for Freedom Society website for information and other services.
Tri-Cities Homelessness & Housing Task Group is a community committee working to end homelessness in the Tri-Cities. The website lists resources in the Tri-Cities and provides information about what homelessness looks like in our communities and what you can do to help.
Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy Society lists shelters and food programs across Metro Vancouver.
Stop Homelessness Now is the Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness, which is a community-based committee of service-providers and governments who oversee implementation of the regional plan on homelessness, and allocation of senior governments' homelessness funding for projects that address homelessness.