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. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (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. The facility will be closed Friday night (Dec. 17) due to a previously scheduled event at the church, but will reopen Saturday. (James Smith photo)

North Delta extreme weather shelter closed tonight, reopening Saturday

Shelter at Ladner United Church remaining open through Dec. 20

Delta’s newest extreme weather response shelter won’t be open tonight.

The facility, located at New Hope Church (11838 88th Ave.), opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday (Dec. 15), providing refuge for up to 15 people.

However, due to a previously scheduled event at the church, the shelter will be closed tonight (Dec. 17). It will reopen Saturday and remain open overnight through to Dec. 20. It’s hours of operation have also changed slightly, and will now be open from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning.

The shelter, is managed by managed by Phoenix Society and funded by BC Housing, will open nightly

Guests at the shelter, which is managed by managed by Phoenix Society and funded by BC Housing, will be offered light refreshments, as well as 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) will be open tonight through to Dec. 20., from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. The facility 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 light 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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