Ten new temporary and extreme weather shelter spaces will be available in 100 Mile House and Quesnel this winter.
The spaces are being made available by the provincial government in 65 communities in the province as part of a partnership of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, municipalities, and outreach services. 1,400 temporary shelter spaces and 750 extreme weather response shelter spaces are being made available.
The additional spaces will be available from November 1st to March 31st.
Ten spaces are also available in Quesnel at 146 Carson Ave but only when an extreme weather alert is activated.
“Temporary and extreme weather shelters are crucial to ensuring the health and safety of people living on the street and getting them out of the cold and wet weather,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a release.
“These shelters not only have the potential to save lives – they also assist people in accessing the support and services they need to achieve housing stability.”