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Extreme weather alert

December 30 2017

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An Extreme Weather Alert (EWA) for Vancouver has been extended commencing December 28, 2017 due to sub-zero temperatures.

Based on the available forecast, it is expected that this alert will continue through Monday, January 1, 2018. It is likely that an EWA extension will be necessary after Monday night, however conditions will be reviewed and confirmed on Tuesday morning.

Shelters providing spaces on December 28 to January 1

Shelter Opening hours Mats

First Baptist Church
969 Burrard St

  • Couples accommodated where possible

Dec 28 and Jan 1
10:00pm to 7:00am

25

Directions Youth Services Centre
1138 Burrard St at Hornby St

  • Youth only (24 years of age and under)
  • Mats provided after midnight
  • Pets accepted (up to 4 maximum)

Dec 28 to Jan 1
10:00pm to 7:00am

15 youth

Evelyne Saller Centre
320 Alexander St

  • 320 
  • Light snacks in the evening
  • Light breakfast in the morning
  • No pets

Dec 28 to Jan 1
11:00pm to 8:00am Mon - Fri
10:00pm to 8:00am weekends

40

The Salvation Army Belkin House
555 Homer St

  • Breakfast at 7:30am

Dec 28 to Jan 1
Back-up site
11:00pm after other shelters fill

15 men
5 women

Warming centre locations

Warming centres open on December 30:

  • Britannia Community Centre - 1739 Venables Street (Hours: 9pm-8:30am)
  • Carnegie Community Centre - 401 Main Street (Hours: 11:15pm - 7am)
  • West End Community Centre - 870 Denman Street (Hours: 11pm - 7am)

Warming centres open on December 31:

  • Carnegie Community Centre - 401 Main Street (Hours: 11:15pm - 7am) 
  • West End Community Centre - 870 Denman Street (Hours: 11pm - 7am)

Temporary shelter locations currently open

Temporary winter shelter sites will be open nightly until March 31, 2018 regardless of whether an Extreme Weather Alert has been issued. 

Please be sure to call ahead to confirm temporary winter shelter.

Shelter address Beds Opening hours Operator Confirm availability
1648 E 1st Ave 40, for men and women 24 hours,
7 days per week
RainCity Housing and Support Society 604-428-8252
1401 Hornby St 40, for men and women 24 hours,
7 days per week
RainCity Housing and Support Society 604-559-8325
1060 Howe St 30, for men and women 6:00pm - 10:00am,
7 days per week
Community Builders 778-379-3940
1138 Burrard St 12, for male and female youth 9:00pm - 9:00am, 
7 days per week 
Directions Youth Services Lottery for available beds at 8:30pm each night 604-633-1472
828 Cambie St 24, for men 4:00pm - 7:30am, 
7 days per week 
Catholic Charities Men's Hostel 604-443-3292
609 Helmcken St 30, for men and women 8:30pm - 7:30am, 
7 days per week 

The Gathering Place Community Centre

10:00am to 8:00pm, 604-665-2391 and 8:00pm to 7:30am, 604-257-3846
601 E Hastings St 20, for men

9:00pm - 5:00am
7 days per week

Union Gospel Mission 604-253-3323
131 Dunlevy Ave 15, for women 6:30pm - 9:00am, 
7 days per week 
Atira Women's Resource Society 604-317-4594
119 East Cordova Ave (Chapel Shelter) 40, for men and women 10:00pm - 7:00am, 
7 days per week 
Salvation Army 604-646-6846

134 East Cordova Ave (Anchor of Hope)

40, for men and women 8:00pm - 8:00am, 
7 days per week 
Salvation Army 604-646-6846
138 East Cordova St (Sutherland Shelter) 30 for men 24 hours,
7 days per week
Salvation Army 604-646-6846