Shelter groups prepare for homeless as winter approaches


As the weather grows cold, Coalition partners across the city are preparing to launch the EWP.

Victoria organizations are preparing to protect the city’s homeless and extremely poor through the winter. Extreme weather shelters have been expanded to serve rural areas in and around Sooke, said Jen Bacon, regional co-ordinator of the Extreme Weather Protocol. “Members of that community asked to be involved in setting something up because there was a need in the area,” Bacon said. Sooke Baptist Church will offer 10 mats, in addition to the 365 available during the season’s most dangerous weather periods.

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Source: Times Colonist

Author: Sarah Petrescu

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