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Expanded operations for shelters and warming centres in Saint John this weekend

In response to the extreme cold weather Saint John is experiencing, front-line agencies, community partners, the Department of Social Development and the City of Saint John have collaborated to support expanded operations and options for shelters and warming centres throughout the City over the weekend.

Effective immediately, the following shelters have increased to maximum safe capacities to provide urgent warm spaces for anyone in need:  

  • Out of the Cold (390 Lowell Street – Belyea Arena) – 50 beds   
  • Coverdale Centre for Women (154 Waterloo Street) – 15 beds   
  • Outflow (162 Waterloo Street) – 32 beds   

The Coverdale Centre for Women and Outflow shelters are open 24 hours, seven days a week.   

As of 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, the Out of the Cold shelter at the Belyea Arena will also be open 24 hours a day until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 5.   

In addition, Stone Church (87 Carleton Street) will be providing their location as a daytime warming centre (warmth, refreshments, snacks) and will be open Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.