Temporary And Extreme Weather Shelters Open In BC – Fraser Valley Locations

Fraser Valley  – With colder weather already hitting parts of the province, the Government of B.C. is opening additional shelter spaces to ensure people experiencing homelessness have access to a safe and warm place to stay.

In partnership with municipalities and non-profits in approximately 65 communities around B.C., the Province is providing more than 1,400 temporary shelter spaces and over 750 extreme weather response shelter spaces.

All temporary shelter spaces will be open overnight and every night, with many open 24/7, as well as providing meals. Many temporary shelter spaces have already opened for the season and more will continue to open starting November 1.

The additional extreme weather response spaces will be available from November 1 until March 31, 2019, and will open when a community issues an extreme weather alert. Communities decide what weather conditions warrant an alert and how many spaces to activate on a given night, depending on the capacity of existing shelters and the estimated need.

Temporary shelter locations

The following locations will offer temporary shelter space throughout the winter season.

More temporary shelters may be added throughout the season. Updates to this list can be found at: www.bchousing.org/Options/Emergency_Housing/EXR

Abbotsford

  • 1640 Riverside Rd. – 40 spaces
  • 33933 Gladys Ave. – 15 spaces (50+ years only)
  • 2616 Ware St. – 12 spaces (youth 19 to 24 years only)

Chilliwack

  • 46130 Margaret Ave. – 26 spaces
  • 45845 Wellington Ave. – 12 spaces

Langley

  • 5787 Langley Bypass – 30 spaces

Maple Ridge

  • 22188 Lougheed Hwy. – 30 spaces
  • Shelter location rotates monthly:
    • November: 20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd. – 20 spaces
    • December: 20639 123 Ave. – 20 spaces
    • February: 20450 Dewdney Trunk Rd. – 20 spaces
    • March: 20639 123 Ave. – 20 spaces

Merritt

  • 2038 Nicola Ave. – 10 spaces

Surrey

  • 10667 135A St. – 40 spaces
  • 10677 Whalley Blvd. – 40 spaces
  • 10776 King George Blvd. – 50 spaces
  • 13733 92 Ave. – 15 spaces (women only)
  • 14716 104 Ave. – 40 spaces
  • 6595 King George Blvd. – 10 spaces

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