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Need Help? 

Resources and support available for people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Prince George

Do you see someone cold or in need of help and are wondering what you can do? Contact one of the 24/7 shelters listed below for support or call the Outreach Team with Association Advocating for Women and Community's (AWAC) at 236-423-2922. Call 911 if the individual is in an emergency situation.
 
Do you need help getting connected to housing? Please reach out to an outreach or support worker listed under the Outreach and Support section or contact the Housing First Team with Association Advocating for Women and Community's (AWAC) at (236) 423-2922/housingoutreach@awaccommunityservices.org to see if you may be eligible for their program.
 
If you can't find what you need or require further information please call or text 211 for free, confidential 24/7 support and information about resources across BC, or browse 211's online directory here
 

EMERGENCY SHELTERS

Association Advocating for Women and Community (AWAC) - Men's Shelter 144 George Street, 250-562-6262, info@awacshelter.org
24/7 drop-in & 12 bed emergency shelter for self-identified males. Individuals will have access to shelter beds, laundry services, showers, meals, outreach services, and storage space. Wheelchair accessible. No pets. 
Association Advocating for Women and Community (AWAC) - Women's Shelter 144 George Street, 250-562-6262, info@awacshelter.org
24/7 drop-in & minimal barrier 30 bed emergency shelter for self-identified women 19 years of age and over. Shelter accepts self-referrals, intake is done through outreach services through BC Housing's Homeless Outreach Program and can be completed from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. Meals and phone access for drop-in guests; shower/laundry facilities are for shelter residents only. During inclement weather AWAC opens a warming shelter as part of their Extreme Weather Outreach program. Wheelchair accessible. No pets.
Active Support Against Poverty (ASAP) 590 Dominion Street, 250-563-5531, asap@princegeorge.com
24/7 minimal barrier 30 bed emergency shelter for adult men and women. Doors open at 3 pm with a dinner served at 5:30 pm. Clients must be out by a certain time; changes during the year. No storage facilities available. During Extreme Weather Response alert, provides overflow mats. Wheelchair accessible. No pets. 
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Ketso Yoh Centre 160 Quebec Street, 250-563-1982, www.pgnfc.com
 24/7 drop-in & 21 bed emergency shelter, as well as temporary living facilities and supports for adult men, 10 alcohol and drug supportive recovery beds, and 15 supported living beds. Three meals a day, snacks, and personal grooming items provided. Not wheelchair accessible. No pets.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Reconnect Youth Village 171 George Street, 250-562-2538, reconnect@pgnfc.com
24/7 drop-in & 8 bed emergency shelter for youth age 19 and under; provides meals, positive role modeling, and programs that promote wellness, self-esteem, communication, life skills, employment, and interpersonal skills. Outreach workers available. All programs are offered in a culturally holistic environment with the support of Elders. Not wheelchair accessible. No pets.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - The Hub/2nd Ave Shelter 1139 2nd Avenue, 250-563-0849 (daytime), 250-563-0895 (after hours)
2/7 temporary 30-bed emergency shelter. Guests will receive daily meals and access to support services. 
 

MEALS & FOOD HAMPERS

CSFS Soup Bus 250-563-1281, patrick@csfs.org   
Meals provided Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00pm-4:30 pm at the Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre (parking lot located at 2579 Victoria Street) and Monday through Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:00pm at Support Against Poverty Shelter, located at 1188-6th Avenue.
Fire Pit 1120 Third Avenue, 250-563-6113
Summer Meals: 2:30pm Mon-Tue 1:00pm - 4:30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri Winter Meals: Dec to March Breakfast 10:30am Lunch 2:30pm
Hadih House - Cold Breakfast 2105 Pine Street, 250-563-7976, https://www.carneyhill.ca/hadih-house
Free cold breakfast offered Mon-Fri from 9:30-10:30am, anyone welcome. 
Hadih House - Food Box Buying Club 2105 Pine Street, 250-563-7976, https://www.carneyhill.ca/hadih-house
Food hampers available at reduced prices for limited budgets, minimum $25/order. Submit order form (found on wesbite) and payment by third Thursday of each month at 12pm, pickup the following Friday. 
PG New Hope Society 1046 4th Ave, 250-562-8680
Low barrier drop-in and support services for marginalized women and sex workers in Prince George. Lunch daily M-F (hot) Breakfast items available (breads/buns/soups/ yogurt/muffins/fresh fruit)
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Food Hampers 1600 Third Avenue basement, 250-564-3568, Ext. 261, efaulkner@pgnfc.com
Food hampers available Mondays to Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - bring a current piece of mail, i.e. bank statement and utility bill showing your address. Any resident of Prince George is eligible to apply. Application forms are available at the door of the food hamper room.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Ketso Yoh 160 Quebec Street, 250-563-1982, www.pgnfc.com
Breakfast 7-8am, Lunch 12:30-1pm, Dinner 5:30-6pm. Nightly snacks provided to individuals staying at the shelter. Self-identified males only. 
Salvation Army - Lunch & Food Hampers 836 – 3rd Avenue, 250-564-4000
Lunch, 12:30 to 1:15 pm Mon-Fri. Food hampers available, drop-in 10am-11am Mon-Fri to apply
Society of St Vincent de Paul - Meals & Food Hampers 1220 2nd Avenue, 250-564-7871
Hampers: drop-in 9:30am-10:30am Tues/Wed/Fri (Mon to Fri from 1:30pm-2:30pm to apply). Hot Meals: Mon to Fri – Breakfast 8:30am-9:30am, Lunch 12:30pm-1pm, Dinner 7:30pm-8pm; Sat – Breakfast 9am-11am, Sandwich 2:30pm; Sun – Breakfast 9am-11am. Bread first-come first-served as available.
  

OUTREACH & SUPPORT

Association Adocating for Women and Community 144 George Street, 250-562-6262 ext 230, info@awacshelter.org
Outreach services available to adults age 19 and over who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Provides help obtaining identification and income assistance, connecting individuals to housing options, providing information and referral to community resources, and accompaniment to appointments such as medical or court. Street outreach during winter months from 7pm-2am to provide individuals staying outdoors with supports and/or winter apparel and snacks. 
Fire Pit - Housing Support Worker 1120 Third Avenue, 250-563-6113
Housing Support Worker will assist individuals during drop-in hours with their housing searches, will suport with acquiring the skills and funds needed to obtain and maintain housing, will advocate for clients with housing agencies and landlords, will help clients complete administrative tasks, arrange and accompany clients to viewings, provide references, and give referrals to community resources.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Ketso Yoh Centre 160 Quebec Street, 250-563-1982, www.pgnfc.com
Outreach services available to individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless. Outreach workers determine housing needs,  provide referrals to services, help with obtaining identification and income assistance, connect individuals to housing options, links to culturally appropriate services. Office hours are 9 am to 4 pm Mon-Fri.
Prince George Native Friendship Centre - Reconnect Youth Village 171 George Street, 250-562-2538, reconnect@pgnfc.com
Outreach staff available 8 am - 9pm daily to youth to provide support, advocacy, referrals, and case manegement. Street Outreach available 9 pm - 1 am, daily, will perform foot vehicle, and bike patrols; offer youth rides as a safer alternative than the streets; and inform guardians/residential resources the whereabouts of the youth.
Society of St Vincent de Paul 1220 2nd Avenue, 250-564-7836, svdpsocialconcerns@shaw.ca
Social Concerns Officer available with open door policy to support individuals with concerns, questions, and advocacy issues.  The office networks with other agencies and gives supportive reassurance and guidance and helps connect guests with community services, as appropriate. Mon-Thurs 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
YMCA - Youth Housing Support & Outreach Worker 1160 7 Ave, 250-645-4010
Housing Support & Outreach Worker to provide support to youth who are homeless or at  risk of homelessness and will support all aspects of housing, including providing hands on support, coaching, and advocacy, help identify housing goals and exploring available options, securing stable sources of income, completing required  paperwork, setting up bills, acquiring furniture/ household items, and negotiate shared living arrangements. Some financial support available.
 

HARM REDUCTION

Naloxone Training  Various Locations/Online
Free naloxone kits available at participating pharmacies for individuals who may be likely to witness or experience an overdose. Find a pharmacy here: https://towardtheheart.com/site-finder Training on how to recognize an overdose and how to adminster naloxone available as a free, 10 minute training here: https://www.naloxonetraining.com/
Northern Health - Mobile Wellness Van  250-960-9777
Mobile program provides street outreach and harm reduction supplies, along with harm reduction education and referrals to services and supports. Needle exchange services, safer drug use supplies, safer sex supplies, first aid and wound care. Service can be accessed by calling the outreach number. Hours are 7 pm to 11 pm Monday to Saturday.
Northern Health - Needle Exchange 1108 3rd Avenue, 250-564-1727
Program offers supervised consumption of substances, needle exchange, access to safer drug use supplies, safer sex supplies, and referrals to other resources and supports. Walk-in only, 1pm-6pm Mon-Sat. 
Two Doors Down - POUNDS 1126 3rd Avenue, 778-349-3349, info@thepoundsproject.com
Provides harm reduction supplies, referrals to services and supports, needle exchange services, safer drug use supplies,  confidential testing of substances, free Take Home Naloxone Kits (Narcan). Overdose prevention site and mobile monitored consumption services open Tues-Sun, 6-11 am and 6-11 pm.
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT

Amber House - Elizabeth Fry Society
250-562-5868 (24/7), shelter@pgefry.bc.ca
Contact for address. 17 bed transition house for women and women with children leaving domestic violence. Pet friendly. Offers crisis counselling, safety planning, referrals, support and advocacy. 11 units of second stage, family housing available for 12- 18 months- no men on site criteria. 24 hour crisis and support line - 1-866-563-1113
Phoenix House - Phoenix Transition Society
250-563-7305
Provides temporary shelter in Prince George for women who are at risk of violence or have experienced violence. While staying in the shelter women have access to individual and group counselling, substance use counselling, physical and mental health resources, life skills education, and advocacy.

 

Information pulled from 211's online directory and agency websites. 

Last updated January 14, 2022. If information needs to be added, removed, or revised please email melissag@pgnaeta.bc.ca

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