How We Can Help

Housing Outreach Program

The Housing Outreach Program (HOP) is designed to provide access to safe, affordable housing for individuals affected by brain injuries.

healing starts at home

Victoria is in the midst of a housing crisis, making it extremely difficult for even able-bodied individuals to locate affordable, safe, and sustainable housing. These difficulties are exacerbated for ABI survivors, who often struggle with emotional regulation, memory retention, and chronic pain. These symptoms drastically increase the chances of depression, substance abuse, and homelessness in this community.

foundation for the future

The Housing Outreach Program (HOP) is designed to assist with finding access to safe, affordable housing for adults affected by brain injuries. The program offers basic housing assistance for these individuals, ensuring that the barriers they may encounter in the housing market are appropriately addressed and dismantled.


HOP also supports clients by providing various training programs designed to improve communication skills, build confidence, and teach brain injury survivors how to be an informed and engaged tenant. The initiative is facilitated by a Housing Support Coordinator, who ascertains the needs of vulnerable clients and helps advocate for them. This ensures that members of the community affected by acquired brain injuries (ABI) receive the assistance they need to maneuver the housing market, while simultaneously developing the skills to be self-reliant and empowered. 

housing support for survivors 

The Housing Outreach Program is a flexible, comprehensive program that can be adapted according to the requirements of each ABI survivor. Guided by the Housing Support Coordinator, brain injury survivors can learn long-term, sustainable strategies such as how to budget for monthly rent, what to do in an emergency, and basic household maintenance.

Ready to get started?

To access the Housing Outreach Program, you must be an existing VBIS client. To start the process of becoming a client, contact a member of our team or fill out our online New Client Application. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Victoria Brain Injury Society

Units C, D & E 830 Pembroke Street
Victoria, B.C. V8T 1H9

Phone: 250-598-9339


The Victoria Brain Injury Society (VBIS) is situated on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) Peoples. We recognize and express gratitude to the Peoples and Nations in our community, and those throughout the regions we service.