Nanaimo is getting another blast of winter this week and the city and social service partners are working together to try to keep people indoors during the worst of the weather.
The City of Nanaimo, in a press release Wednesday, Feb. 22, advised that it is providing funding for agencies to extend their service hours this week.
The 7-10 Club Society at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Chapel Street will be open three hours earlier, starting at 7 a.m., on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24.
Risebridge will provide overnight services between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. from Wednesday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 24, noted the city.
The Unitarian Shelter, an overnight shelter beds, will offer daytime warming services to shelter clients only during extreme cold weather.
The city funding is directed from a Union of B.C. Municipalities ‘Strengthening Communities’ grant supporting extreme weather services, and the city also applies for funding through the Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness.
For more information about services for people experiencing homelessness in Nanaimo, visit www.nanaimo.ca/goto/supports.
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