Downtown Outreach Services (DOS)

Downtown Outreach Services is a drop-in centre that provides advocacy and housing support services to individuals who are currently homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless due to any of the following reasons:

 

  • Poverty
  • Disability
  • Mental health challenges
  • Physical health challenges
  • Incarceration
  • Substance use and/or addiction
  • Isolation

 

At Downtown Outreach Services, we:

  • Assist with finding housing in the private market through our network of landlords and online resources;
  • Help with completing CASH applications for Supported Housing and The Greater Victoria Streets to Homes Program;
  • Assist with completing BC Housing applications for subsidized housing;
  • Offer advocacy and support with accessing benefits, and scheduling or attending medical, legal and other appointments;
  • Assist with accessing resources when moving and re-locating homes; and
  • Give referrals and information to community agencies and services that will best meet your individual needs.

 

Community Support

 

Community Support Workers (CSWs) work intensively with a specific caseload of housed clients to manage mental illnesses and/or addictions issues and other barriers to maintaining stable housing.

 

These clients are individuals housed in the private market through Pacifica Housing or tenants who are living in Supported Housing complexes managed by Pacifica Housing.

DOS Office

826 Cormorant St
Victoria, BC V8W 1R1

Ph: 250-356-2555
Fax: 250-356-2552

 

We are open:

Monday: 8:30am – 4.30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 4.30pm

Wednesday: 1pm – 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am – 4.30pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Please note:

We are closed  for lunch between 12 – 1 pm.

We are open between 8:30am – 4.30pm on cheque issue day.

For more Information

For more information on Downtown Outreach Services (DOS) office, or how you can become more involved, please contact the DOS Front Desk at at 250-356-2555 or email at dosfrontdesk(at)pacificahousing.ca.

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