Youth Safe House

If you or someone you know is a North Shore youth, aged 13-18,
needing a safe place to stay, call our 24-hour toll-free line at 1-877-78-YOUTH
(1-877-789-6884) to speak with someone who can help.

North Shore Youth Safe House (NSYSH) provides short-term emergency housing and support services for youth who are homeless, or live in unsafe and dangerous situations. Staffed 24 hours a day, the NSYSH provides nutritious meals, a clean room and bed, showers, and laundry facilities. The services are designed to help youth return to a home safely or to an alternate living environment.

Who is the Safe House for? Are you, or someone you know:

  • 13 to 18 years of age?
  • At risk of harm or abuse?

  • Need a safe place to stay?

  • Afraid to go home? Having problems at home?

  • Couch surfing, been kicked out of home or evicted?

  • A parent or caregiver in need of a place to turn?

The Safe House is staffed by caring and friendly youth workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using an Integrated Case Management approach skilled youth workers provide the community supports required to meet the complex needs of high-risk youth.

Residents of the Safe House have access to:

  • Family Support Workers, Parent-Teen Mediation and Transitional Youth Workers provided by Hollyburn Family Services under contract with the Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Drug and alcohol assessment provided by Vancouver Coastal Health

  • On-going and after-care support from Community Youth Outreach Workers

  • Referrals to other services such as medical help, mental health support, educational and career counselling


The North Shore Youth Safe House accepts self-referrals, and referrals from family members and friends, school counsellors, youth workers, alcohol and drug counsellors, social workers, police/RCMP, community nurses, mental health workers, and other concerned individuals.

The North Shore Youth Safe House is licensed by Vancouver Coastal Health.

Head Office

Surrey Office

#104-267 West Esplanade,
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 1A5

Phone: 604-987-8211
Fax: 604-987-8122
#300-10524 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC
V3T 2X2

Phone: 604-496-7997
Fax: 604-987-8122