On Wednesday, the Province of British Columbia announced that a new year-round homeless shelter in Richmond has opened up their doors for people in need.
Located at 12040 Horseshoe Way, this new shelter was built to replace the former Salvation Army men’s shelter on Shell Road. People staying at the shelter on Shell Road will have first access to the new space.
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“As we make progress on building much-needed housing throughout the province, we also recognize the immediate need to help people experiencing or at the brink of homelessness”, said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Richmond’s new year-round homeless shelter has 36-beds or men and women, with options for couples.
Open 24 hours a day, year-round, the shelter has a dining room, commercial kitchen, laundry facility, and washrooms. Meals are provided.
The land for the homeless shelter was purchased by the city for $6 million and the facility will be operated by the Salvation Army. Operators at the shelter will provide access to life-skills training, employment programs, and counselling, as well as connections to people to health and legal services.
To find out more about affordable housing and homelessness in Richmond, click here.
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