The Emergency Shelter within The Centre of Hope on Gladys Avenue has undergone a major transformation and now accommodates thirty five beds year round, 25 for men and 10 for women in a separate area.
In addition to being a safe, clean and warm place to sleep, the Shelter provides a nutritious supper, breakfast, showers, and laundry facilities. In an effort to facilitate ease of the registration process, we provide client intake 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.
The local Salvation Army, in partnership with BC Housing, offers a model of support and advocacy while maintaining an Emergency Shelter. On staff are the Shelter Supervisor, Shelter staff, two Case Workers, an Activities Coordinator, a Psychiatric Nurse, and an LPN.
Immediate needs that can be met include: hot showers, meals, clothing and furniture needs, laundry facilities, secure storage of belongings, medical attention and referral if necessary.