Extreme Weather Shelter

Who is it for?

Individuals who are facing homelessness or at risk of homelessness will have access to emergency overnight shelter spaces during periods of winter weather which threaten their health and safety.
 
Homelessness means individuals and families who are living in public spaces without legal claim such as vehicles, outdoors, in abandoned buildings, tents, storage units, a homeless shelter, a public facility or service and cannot return to a stable residence, or individuals and families who are financially, sexually, physically or emotionally exploited to maintain their shelter.
 
At risk of homelessness means individuals and families who are living in:
  • temporary accommodation where they do not have control over the length and
  • conditions of tenure (eg. Couch surfing, name not on lease) and do not have
  • adequate personal space or in unsafe conditions such as lack of adequate heating

Date & TIMES

The shelter operates October 15th, 2022 to April 15th, 2023 under the following conditions:
 
In temperatures -10 degrees celsius or below OR  temperatures of 0 degrees celsius WITH adverse weather conditions (snowfall, heavy rainfall, blizzard, etc.)
 
Hours of operation are 6pm-9am when activated
 
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What you will get out of it

  • Sleeping cots, sleeping bags and pillows provided in a shared sleeping area in the WCSS 3rd floor boardroom as well
  • Warm food and beverages in the evening and morning
  • Support Workers on site at all times

How to register

Contact our Outreach team for more details at 604-932-0113 or follow us on social media for the most up to date information about dates of activation
 
Nightly capacity limit of 6 people, first come, first served

Program supporters

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