Shelter in Huron County extending its hours

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The Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency cold weather shelter is extending its hours.

This will allow staff to continue offering guests overnight accommodation, plus add a day use centre.

Shelter guests also receive wrap-around supports, including meals.

“Extended shelter hours is welcome news, particularly in response to the current provincial restrictions that have required many businesses to close to the public,” said Director of Social and Property Services Barbara Hall. “Day use hours ensure washrooms and warm spaces are available to those who may otherwise be forced to face the winter elements.”

The shelter is located at the Lakeshore United Church in Goderich.

The shelter is staffed by the Heart to Home Stability Team who have been specially trained in trauma informed care, substance use, and mental health services. Since the opening of the shelter in 2020, 16 individuals have been successfully, permanently homed with assistance from the Stability Team.

Hours: Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 12:00 pm OPEN for day use

12:00 pm to 2:30 pm CLOSED for cleaning purposes

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm OPEN for day use (beginning January 12)

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm CLOSED for evening set up

7:00 pm to 8:00 am OPEN for overnight guests: no admission after 10:00 pm

Saturday to Sunday and Holidays

5:00 pm to 8:00 am OPEN for overnight guests: no admission after 10:00 pm