Douglas Street Community

2915 Douglas St. Victoria B.C. V8T 4M8 • 250-385-5568; The Arbutus • 250-360-0093; Supportive Recovery • 250-384-0829


Services & Support
PHS mental health workers, meal program (breakfast and dinner), peer employment, studios with kitchenette and bathrooms (transitional housing), low-barrier shelter and related services, laundry, community garden

BC Housing, Island Health


The Douglas Street Community (DSC) provides homes for 25 people on the transitional housing floor and 22 people on the treatment and recovery floor in Victoria, BC. The DSC opened its doors in March 2017.

Transitional housing residents have studios with kitchenettes, full bathrooms and access to laundry services. Residents are provided two meals a day, and multiple opportunities for peer employment within the building. PHS has two mental health workers on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and a full time manager on site.

Douglas Street Community Supportive Recovery Program is a 90-day residential program located in Victoria, BC. We have capacity for up to 22 participants with 24-hour staffing, medication management, daily nursing care, and robust physician support. We provide a supportive and encouraging environment with a blend of holistic programing running 7 days per week. Programs include: yoga, mindfulness meditation, Aboriginal Talking Circle, Art Therapy and creative writing, alongside more traditional programs like 12 STEP, NA and SMART Recovery.

The Arbutus is a new, 50-unit low-barrier shelter, opened at Douglas Street Community in December 2017. The shelter is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week to help address the need for day-time resources available to those experiencing poverty and homelessness. The shelter offers three meals a day, both co-ed and women’s only (trans* inclusive) sections, and will offer additional emergency mats for additional shelter, when available. There is limited secure storage for personal items (including bikes and shopping carts), and pets are welcome. The shelter has been designed to be accessible for people with diverse mobility needs.