Connect Warming Centre

CONNECT provides a safe, welcoming space for vulnerable individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. It is a space where people can escape inclement weather, access bathrooms, enjoy light refreshments, access wifi and be connected to other supports. The goal of CONNECT is to help reduce homelessness by providing support and resources to individuals that may assist them in obtaining and maintaining housing.

CVTS partners with Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness to operate CONNECT.

The centre aims to improve self-sufficiency by providing assisted access to housing opportunities, social connection, literacy and education  or volunteer opportunities, referrals to community social service agencies, as well as food and other living supports.

CVTS is a founding member of the Comox Valley Coalition To End Homelessness, which is was established for community partners to work as a collective to plan, coordinate, recommend and implement community responses to homelessness.

CONNECT is located at 685 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay

Open Monday-Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Showers are available at the Lewis Centre, 489 Old Island Highway, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

To contact CONNECT

call 250.218.3975

What people are saying about CONNECT

This place has been a big help in connecting me to a financial support worker that is helping with reintegration and rent for housing. You have been more than kind with me, and I appreciate it.


I have mental health issues and sometimes I have to go to the Transition House for support. Sometimes I don’t trust myself, and it’s frightening. This place helps me feel like support is never far away.”


Through Connect I can get in touch with so many different resources to get my needs met. It’s a safe place to be, with mutual respect, mutual dignity, caring and friendship.”