Victoria/Fraser Valley – This season, the Province will open almost 1,355 temporary shelter spaces and over 820 extreme weather response shelter spaces. These emergency shelters supplement the more than 2,000 permanent, year-round emergency shelter spaces. The Province will continue to work with municipalities and communities to increase temporary and extreme weather spaces this winter.

Temporary shelters will be open every night for the season. Many will be open 24/7 and offer meals. Some temporary shelters have already opened, with more to come later this season.

Extreme weather response shelters will be available from November 1, 2019 until March 31, 2020. Individual communities establish a plan of the weather conditions that warrant an extreme weather alert and determine the number of spaces to activate on a given night, depending on the capacity of existing shelters and the estimated need.

These emergency shelter programs work with communities and non-profits throughout B.C. to provide temporary but immediate places to stay for anyone who is experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Extreme weather response shelter locations

Abbotsford

  • 2884 Gladys Ave. – 30 spaces
  • 33264 Old Yale Rd. – 10 spaces (women only)
  • 1670 Riverside Road– 10 spaces (men only)

Hope

  • 650 Old Hope Princeton – 10 spaces
  • 650 Old Hope Princeton – six spaces (women only)

Temporary emergency shelter locations in the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford

  • 1640 Riverside Rd. – 40 spaces
  • 33933 Gladys Ave. – 20 spaces (50+ years only)
  • 2616 Ware St. – 12 spaces (youth 19 to 24 years only)

Chilliwack

  • 46130 Margaret Ave. – 26 spaces
  • 46293 Yale Rd. – 45 spaces
  • 45845 Wellington Ave. – 12 spaces (youth up to 24 years only)

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