Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s second extreme weather shelter, located in North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Avenue, pictured), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (James Smith photo)

Delta’s extreme weather shelter to remain open through March 31

The shelter at North Delta’s New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.) open nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Extreme weather response (ERW) shelters in Delta will remain open through to the end of the month.

On Wednesday (March 2), it was announced that thanks to the collaborative efforts of community partners, the shelters in North Delta and Ladner will be open nightly for the remainder of the season (i.e. March 31) regardless of weather conditions.

The North Delta ERW shelter, located at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.), is open nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., providing refuge for up to 15 people.

Guests will be given a hot meal at night and breakfast to go in the morning, along with fresh socks, toiletries and other essential items. As well, those who stay at the shelter will be offered bus tickets and gift cards when they leave.

The site is also pet friendly, though animals must be on a leash or in a kennel while in the building, and can accommodate couples.

The building is not wheelchair accessible, however, and does not offer showers, laundry facilities or cart storage onsite.

To contact the shelter, call 604-970-4150.

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The South Delta EWR shelter at Ladner United Church (4960 48th Ave. in Ladner) is open from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., has room for up to five guests and can accommodate couples.

The site, which is operated by Options Community Services and funded by BC Housing, offers showers and laundry facilities, and is also pet friendly, though animals must be on a leash or in a kennel while in the building.

Guests will also be offered refreshments, as well as bus tickets and gift cards when they leave.

The building is not wheelchair accessible, however, and does not offer cart storage onsite.

To contact the shelter, call 604-599-8900.

For shelter availability, call or text bc211 at 211, email help@bc211.ca, or live chat at bc211.ca/bc211chat.

For more information on shelters in Delta, visit delta.ca/community-culture/social-planning/shelters-delta.

For information about emergency supports and community services in Delta, the city has published the You Matter to Delta Pocket Guide. The guide, last updated in July, is available at delta.ca/community-culture/social-planning/social-services-infrastructure.



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