Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Program

The goal of the Homeless Outreach and Prevention program is to connect people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with housing and community-based support services.

If you are homeless we can:

  • Help you find a place to live. We can help you with rental applications and transportation to access new housing.

If you have housing but might lose it, we can:

  • Advocating on your behalf with your landlord to help you avoid eviction or with BC Hydro to avoid a disconnection of service

We have a limited amount of short term financial assistance:

  • Money for rent, hydro and storage costs is available ‘first come first served'. Please ask our workers to see if you are eligible.

Address / Contact Info

John Howard Society
140 - 10th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 4E3

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 286-0611
Fax : (250) 286-3650

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch


Can I bring my child?: yes

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Alert Bay
Program fee: 0.00
Program fee notes: Free service
Referral protocol: self
Age ranges served: adult 20+
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English

Web Links

Location Map

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This program was last updated on 20 Apr 2018.