crisis resources

the following list* represents some of the provincial & local community resources that can help you meet any emergency food, shelter & crisis needs | note that by clicking the links you will be navigating away from the IMFCSS website

emergency crisis resources:
child & youth resources:
child protection resources:
  • if you think a child or youth under 19 is being abused or neglected, it is your legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker: 1.800.663.9122 (24-hr line)
  • if a child is in immediate danger, please call the police (911 or your local police) to intervene

community resources


the greater victoria coalition to end homelessness actively maintains a list of the community meals & food banks in victoria & surrounding communities | visit their website to access this resource


short-term emergency shelter:
if you are in need of emergency shelter, check the city of victoria website for a list of shelter beds and extreme weather protocol mats in victoria and the surrounding communities


subsidized & supportive housing options:


health & dental:


frequently used phone numbers:
  • income assistance & pwd: 1.866.866.0800
  • mcfd esquimalt 1st floor (aboriginal intake & family services): 250.952.4041
  • mcfd esquimalt 2nd floor (aboriginal cymh, adoption & guardianship): 250.952.4073
  • mcfd emergency/after-hours contact: 1.800.663.9122
  • victoria native friendship centre: 250.384.3211


*the links & resources provided by this website are for information only & do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the third-party services indicated | our agency accepts no responsibility or liability for any of the information contained on the linked sites