Styles Street Apartments

Service provider: Island Health
Funder: Island Health

Styles Street Apartments is a community bed-based program in Victoria for adults with long-term mental health conditions who want to live independently. While residents can manage some aspects of daily life on their own, they need extra support with daily living, nursing and mental health care to live comfortably.

Styles Street Apartments is staffed for 24/7 care with mental health workers and clinical staff. Clients with mild to moderate chronic medical issues, such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and chronic lung and kidney disease, are supported if care can be managed in a community setting and does not require unscheduled nursing care.

Styles Street Apartments is licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act. See inspection reports about this facility.

Eligibility criteria:    

  • Individuals are 19 years or older and require 24-hour care.
  • The primary care need is related to a diagnosis of severe and ongoing mental illness.
  • All substance use, including alcohol and cannabis, is discouraged and substances are not permitted on site.
  • Clients must be willing to actively participate in rehabilitation and recovery plans.
  • Completed Tuberculosis (TB) screening/testing.

Access and referral information:

  • A clinician referral is required to access this program. 
  • If you or someone you care for are connected to a Mental Health and Substance Use team at Island Health, please ask about referral to this program. 
  • Your referring clinician and MHSU team will advise on the care option most suited to your needs.

Clients pay a per-diem (daily fee). The fee is determined based on client income.


Length of stay and levels of care depend on the resident needs.


Styles Street Apartments is a three-story apartment building in Victoria with bachelor-style suites. There are 21 rooms and 24 beds. There are three shared rooms; each shared room has two clients. All bedrooms have two-piece bathrooms, a half-kitchen (sink, cupboards and dining area), locking doors, a bed, an average-sized closet, a stand-up dresser, a bedside table and one cupboard with a locking door. There is no storage space. Clients may bring their own television, computer, small items, pillows and bed linens.

There is a ground-level entry on the main floor, with stairs leading to the upper and lower levels. An outdoor patio and backyard are available, and the site is near the Gorge waterway and park. There are two kitchens, one on each floor, which double as a common area with a TV. There is an activity room on the lower level. A client phone line is provided for local calls.


Sooke Region, West Shore & Urban Greater Victoria