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Start Me Up Niagara says it along with the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Region have worked jointly to open warming centres to give those who are vulnerable and may be experiencing homelessness a safe, warm indoor place to rest and access amenities.
This weekend, the Niagara Falls History Museum on Ferry Street and the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue will be open from 10 am to 4 pm to provide relief from the cold, access to restrooms and other supports for individuals in need.
Niagara Falls Transit offers free bus rides to the warming centres listed above.
This will be followed by the opening of a warming centre at the Coronation Centre on Summer St. at 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17th.
The centre is open seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. with an end date of April 15th.
Once inside, visitors are welcome to a light meal, restrooms and other supports from staff including accessing services.
Meantime, the city on its webpage lists other options for those in need of relief from the cold.
There is a morning day shelter available 7 days a week from 7:30 and to 11:30 am at Third Space on Queen Street. (Space is limited.)
The Out of the Cold shelter (for men and women), operated by Start Me Up Niagara, is located at St. Andrew's United on Morrison Street.
It is open every night from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. although space is limited
A bagged meal is provided courtesy of the Soup Kitchen upon arrival at the shelter.
If you know of someone in need of shelter click here for other available options in Niagara Falls.