Now closed for season: Temporary winter warming centre for homeless

A temporary winter warming centre for the homeless will close on Friday. The City of Red Deer and community agencies set up the temporary warming place for the homeless population following the closure of the Berachah Place last year.

A temporary winter warming centre for the homeless will close on Friday.

The City of Red Deer and community agencies set up the temporary warming place for the homeless population following the closure of the Berachah Place last year.

It was run out of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in downtown Red Deer and operated by the Safe Harbour Society.

Kath Hoffman, executive director of the Safe Harbour Society, said the centre provided great data that will help inform its work within the city and community to ensure an appropriate response that aligns the plan to end homelessness.

Support services are still available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Safe Harbour main office (5246 53rd Ave.).

The centre accommodated upwards of 60 people a day over the winter.