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.

Crisis Resources​

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

  • Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction: 1.866.866.0800
  • Ministry of Children & Family Development Esquimalt 1st floor (Aboriginal intake & family services): 250.952.4041
  • Ministry of Children & Family Development Esquimalt 2nd floor (Aboriginal CYMH, adoption & guardianship): 250.952.4073
  • Ministry of Children & Family Development 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.