Temporary Overnight Shelters

Due to the prevalence of homelessness in our city, Kamloops officials created bylaws that provide permission for citizens. This page has some great information & resources on living in Kamloops when you don't have a place to call home.

CMHA Emerald Centre

259-271 Victoria Street W

Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1A5


Shelter & Housing Office (250)-374-1090

Emerald Hostel - Men (250)-372-3031

Emerald Hostel - Women (250)-828-1121

Provides a co-ed emergency shelter that provides accommodation for men, women and children who are homeless; focus is to help homeless individuals and families find homes and supports in the community to help maintain stable housing. Outreach workers provide assistance in accessing other community resources when requested.

The centre consists of Emerald House and Emerald Hostel. Although the centre will provide emergency shelter to both men and women, two completely separate areas have been created to ensure all are safe. As with the other shelters, there will be a minimum barrier or "damp" shelter. There will be no clean time required before coming in for a bed; the centre will be recovery-friendly.

35 beds, 11 transitional housing apartments 

Y Women's Shelter

400 Battle Street

( This is a YMCA Facility. The actual shelter location is only for clients' knowledge)

(250)-374-6162

Y Women’s Emergency Shelter has been offering refuge, support and services to women and their dependent children in crisis. Services at the shelter include: 24-hour staffing and crisis line; safe refuge for women, with or without children, who experience or are at risk of experiencing abuse; advocacy for clients experiencing difficulty with bureaucracy; accompaniment to court and other appointments; one-on-one support with qualified staff; parenting support; safety planning; support groups.

Contact: 250-374-6162
Address: 400 Battle Street

Y Women’s Emergency Shelter has been offering refuge, support and services to women and their dependent children in crisis. Services at the shelter include: 24-hour staffing and crisis line; safe refuge for women, with or without children, who experience or are at risk of experiencing abuse; advocacy for clients experiencing difficulty with bureaucracy; accompaniment to court and other appointments; one-on-one support with qualified staff; parenting support; safety planning; support groups.

Contact: 250-374-6162
Address: 400 Battle Street

The Youth Shelter

The Kamloops Youth Shelter provides

  • Short term temporary housing

  • Support and advocacy for youth experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, family conflict or crisis

  • Referral to ReConnect Program

  • Referrals to community supports

Who Is Eligible?

Youth 13 – 18 years of age in need of safe, temporary housing are eligible.

How To Refer:

Call or come to the Kamloops Youth Shelter to inquire about availability.

Contact: 250- - A 24/7 phone number where you can speak to a staff member for information & resources. Great to have in case of emergencies.
Address: Something Maple Street

The Youth Shelter

168 Oriole Rd.,

Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2B4

(236) 425-1615

The Mustard Seed

259-271 Victoria Street W

Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1A5


Shelter & Housing Office (250)-374-1090

Emerald Hostel - Men (250)-372-3031

Emerald Hostel - Women (250)-828-1121

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