Emergency Shelters

Richmond House Emergency Shelter

The Richmond House Emergency Shelter, located at 12040 Horseshoe Way, provides temporary accommodation, meals and practical supports for people experiencing homelessness. Pets and couples are welcome. The shelter is operated by the Salvation Army, Richmond and is the result of a partnership between the City of Richmond, The Salvation Army and BC Housing. Visit Richmond House Emergency Shelter or call 604-276-2490 for more information.

If you are looking for a shelter bed, call or text 2-1-1 for information on shelter beds and services in the Lower Mainland. BC211 also provides daily Shelter Lists with details on available beds and mats for individuals of all ages.

Warming Centres

For the 2022/2023 season, the City partnered with local service providers to open two Winter Warming Centres. One was located in the City Centre and the other in the South Arm area. Both warming centres were activated on nights of extreme cold during the winter season to provide safe indoor spaces, away from the elements when the health of people experiencing homelessness could be threatened. The warming centres provided a place to rest, warm drinks, snacks, and referrals to other services during nights of extreme cold. These centres are now closed for the season.