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Three shelters in Victoria have added extra beds and mats tonight in activation of their Extreme Weather Protocol.

As temperatures are expected to drop to 0ºC tonight, 65 additional beds and mats have been made available at the Salvation Army Addictions and Recovery Centre (525 Johnson St), Rock Bay Landing (535 Ellice St), and Our Place Society (1240 Yates St).

According to the Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol, this is a partial activation of their program as it is still early in the season.

Transportation to shelters is not yet in place, and the group only has enough staff/volunteers to open a couple of shelters at this time.

Here’s a full list of available shelter spaces for the night of Tuesday, October 29th:

  • Sandy Merriman – 809 Burdett Ave – 250-480-1408 – 25 beds (women only)
  • Salvation Army ARC – 525 Johnson St. – 250-384-3396 – 21 beds (men only)
  • Out of the Rain (St John the Divine – 1611 Quadra) – 250-415-3856 – 30 Mats (youth 15-25 only)
  • First Metropolitan United Church – 932 Balmoral – 60 Mats (Co-Ed)
  • Arbutus Shelter (PHS) – 2915 Douglas St. – 50 Beds (Co-Ed)