The Metchosin Community House is available during non-emergency situations to host
individuals and families who are temporarily in need of a warm and welcoming
situations, the Metchosin Emergency Program will coordinate help for
individuals, families or larger groups that need assistance. That may include the opening of a large
reception centre located at St. Mary’s Church and/or finding alternative
accommodation for families who have been forced
from their homes due to the emergency. Contact the Metchosin Emergency Program by
calling 911 in the case of a life-threatening situation or 250-478-1307 for
less urgent situations.
situations, the Community House is equipped with a backup generator, a natural
gas fireplace and furnace for heat, a handicapped washroom, a shower stall and
a kitchen with a gas stove. There are
phones and computer internet access.
During events such as snow or wind storms, electrical
outages, or other non-emergency situations
where you may not be able to comfortably stay in your own home, the Community House
can provide a temporary place to wait or to take a break until you return home.
Volunteers will make every effort to open the Community House
during severe weather events. Please call
250-478-5155 or drop by 4430 Happy Valley Road.
If you think you might need to stay overnight, please bring along your
own bedding and other essentials and food that you may need.