Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter Program to Open on November 1

Oct 29, 2015

The City of Greater Sudbury, in partnership with the Salvation Army is pleased to announce the opening of the Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter Program beginning on Sunday, November 1, at 200 Larch Street. 

“I am very pleased that we will continue our partnership with the Salvation Army, and that we are able to offer this service one month earlier this year to our most vulnerable population,” said Mayor Brian Bigger.  “I want to thank our partners in the community for their continued help to provide this service.”

The Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter Program will provide temporary cots and a warm, safe place to sleep for homeless and vulnerable individuals during the winter months.  The program will offer services to persons who are under the influence or otherwise disconnected from mainstream shelter services. However, alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the premises.

“Shelter is the single most urgent need for residents who are homeless during the cold winter months,” said Major Al Hoeft area commander of the Salvation Army. “We welcome all persons, male or female into this program. We want to ensure all individuals have an opportunity to have a safe, warm place to escape the cold.”

 The Out of the Cold Emergency shelter program is an enhancement to the existing 64 emergency shelter beds that the City funds for men, women and children, and youth. The need to increase the diversity of emergency shelter options was identified as a priority in the City of Greater Sudbury’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan.

The Out of the Cold Emergency Shelter Program will operate from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. seven days per week until April 15, 2016 

The City continues to work with community partners to coordinate and enhance programs for vulnerable persons in the community.