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Help over the Holidays

The VBIS office will be closed from 24th of December until 4th January.

If you need help over the holidays you can contact the organizations below.



If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the 24 hr Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888

or the Province-wide BC Line: 1-800-SUICIDE

8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. 

Or call emergency services 9-1-1.



Rainbow Kitchen

Noon seating: further seatings as needed. 500 Admirals Road

12 Steps Recovery Community

noon-2pm Kirk Hall, 680 Courtney St. Everyone welcome. No cost.

Christmas Spirit Meals Glad Tidings

1800 Quadra Everyone welcome No cost; donations gratefully received.

BBQ 11am-5pm or while supplies last. Dinner Two seatings: noon & 3pm. Register: xmasdins@telus. net or 250-472-1040.



Anawim House

973 Caledonia Ave Dec 24: open 10-2 Dec 25 & 26: Closed Dec 31: open 10-2 Jan 1 & 2: Closed; reopen January 4 

Cool Aid Central Services: 102 – 749 Pandora Ave.; 250-383-1977 Reduced: Dec 24, closed at noon Closed: Dec 25, 28, Jan 1 


Pacifica Housing Outreach Office

826 Cormorant Street 250 415-3077 (always closed between 12:00pm-1:00pm for lunch) Thursday Dec 24: 8:30am-12:00pm Friday, Dec 25: closed Monday, Dec  28: closed Tuesday, Dec 29: 8:30am-4:30pm Wednesday, Dec 30: 1:00pm-4:30pm Thursday, Dec 31: 8:30am-4:30pm Friday, Jan 1: closed Regular hours starting Mon, Jan 4 



1-744 Fairview Road Closed: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. 


Sanctuary Youth Centre

767 Humboldt Closed: December 25, 26, 27. 


St. Vincent de Paul Social Concern Office

828 View, Ph: 250 387-0712 Closed: Dec 24-28, Jan 1 Reduced hours: Dec 29, 30, 31: 10am-3pm 

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