Sooke - Hope Centre Supportive Housing and Shelter

An apartment building on a clear, blue day.


Project overview

In February 2021, BC Housing purchased the Hope Centre at 6750 West Coast Road in Sooke. Since April 2021, Sooke Shelter Society operated a 20-bed shelter on the ground floor of the Hope Center while M’akola Housing Society managed the upstairs units.

Currently, the upper levels of the building are being renovated and transitioned to supportive housing. As part of this transition, management of the full building shifted from M’akola Housing Society to the Sooke Shelter Society in early 2022.

As the upstairs units are renovated, shelter guests from the ground floor will transition upstairs. Once all shelter guests have relocated to the upper levels, renovations will begin on the ground floor to create a service hub, as well as 6 permanent shelter beds.

About Sooke Shelter Society

Sooke Shelter Society is an experienced, non-profit housing provider. The society will staff and manage the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will also provide residents with supports to help them lead healthy and safe lives.

Formed in 2017, Sooke Shelter Society is a grassroots registered charity working to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower incomes, and to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke.

Sooke Shelter Society connects with the most vulnerable people in the Sooke community, approaching each person with compassion, empathy and understanding, treating all with dignity, respect, fairness and equality.

Community and resident engagement

BC Housing and Sooke Shelter Society are committed to being good neighbours. Since purchasing the Hope Centre, BC Housing has been writing to neighbours and Hope Centre residents to inform them of the changes to the building.

A “Who to Call” sheet has also been distributed to nearby neighbours, with useful local numbers and direction on when they would be used. The sheet also includes a direct phone number to the shelter.

In summer 2021 and again in April 2022, BC Housing wrote to neighbours to initiate a Community Advisory Committee. However, due to a lack of interest, this committee has not been formed yet.

We welcome questions and feedback on this project through the Q&A tool below or to communityrelations@bchousing.org. We look forward to welcoming the community to tour the building once renovations are complete and encourage you to contact us about a tour.


Project overview

In February 2021, BC Housing purchased the Hope Centre at 6750 West Coast Road in Sooke. Since April 2021, Sooke Shelter Society operated a 20-bed shelter on the ground floor of the Hope Center while M’akola Housing Society managed the upstairs units.

Currently, the upper levels of the building are being renovated and transitioned to supportive housing. As part of this transition, management of the full building shifted from M’akola Housing Society to the Sooke Shelter Society in early 2022.

As the upstairs units are renovated, shelter guests from the ground floor will transition upstairs. Once all shelter guests have relocated to the upper levels, renovations will begin on the ground floor to create a service hub, as well as 6 permanent shelter beds.

About Sooke Shelter Society

Sooke Shelter Society is an experienced, non-profit housing provider. The society will staff and manage the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will also provide residents with supports to help them lead healthy and safe lives.

Formed in 2017, Sooke Shelter Society is a grassroots registered charity working to increase access to affordable housing for those with lower incomes, and to prevent and end homelessness in Sooke.

Sooke Shelter Society connects with the most vulnerable people in the Sooke community, approaching each person with compassion, empathy and understanding, treating all with dignity, respect, fairness and equality.

Community and resident engagement

BC Housing and Sooke Shelter Society are committed to being good neighbours. Since purchasing the Hope Centre, BC Housing has been writing to neighbours and Hope Centre residents to inform them of the changes to the building.

A “Who to Call” sheet has also been distributed to nearby neighbours, with useful local numbers and direction on when they would be used. The sheet also includes a direct phone number to the shelter.

In summer 2021 and again in April 2022, BC Housing wrote to neighbours to initiate a Community Advisory Committee. However, due to a lack of interest, this committee has not been formed yet.

We welcome questions and feedback on this project through the Q&A tool below or to communityrelations@bchousing.org. We look forward to welcoming the community to tour the building once renovations are complete and encourage you to contact us about a tour.

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