EMERGENCY WEATHER PROTOCOL CAN SAVE LIVES
When the weather gets really bad there are a few extra places that open up where people's lives can be saved so please spread this information to anyone in need.
The Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol comes into effect sporadically and then a few extra mats are thrown on the floor in existing shelters and people are provided a space inside to sleep.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.vewp.net/
If you need a place to get out of the weather or know somebody who does check out the following spots, chances are they will have some space.
Our Place and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre will be available tonight. Please refer clients to Our Place for 7:30pm. Transportation to NFC will be available from the Salvation Army ARC (525 Johnson St) from 9pm until 12am.
Emergency overnight shelters are as follows:
Streetlink - 96 beds (women and men)
Sandy Merriman - 25 beds (women only)
St John the Divine - 40 mats (women and men and PETS)
Salvation Army ARC - 21 beds (men only)
Out of the Rain (St Andrew's Presbyterian - 680 Courteney) - 30 Mats (youth 15-25 only - PETS)
Our Place - 50 Mats (men and women and CARTS)
Victoria Native Friendship Centre - 25 Mats (men and women)
FOR MORE DIRECT INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Greater Victoria Extreme Weather Protocol