Temporary emergency shelter opens its doors in Edmonton

“Every single Edmontonian deserves access to a safe and warm space and that is exactly why this City Council prioritized funding this shelter,” said Mayor Amarjeet Sohi

 

 

The new 24/7 temporary emergency shelter funded by the City of Edmonton and operated by Tallcree Tribal Government in partnership with Jasper Place Wellness Centre has officially opened its doors.

The shelter, located in a former hotel at 15540 Stony Plain Road in the city’s west end, will accommodate 209 individuals experiencing homelessness when fully operational. The first of 59 private rooms will open, with a phased opening of 150 congregate living spaces throughout the remainder of January and February.

Until the congregate living spaces are available, the site will be referral based only.

People accessing the shelter will have a safe, warm place to sleep, receive daily meals and have access to health services, harm reduction support, case management support and be connected with a housing support worker who will help them find longer term housing.

The City of Edmonton is providing $7.5 million from the financial stabilization reserve to fund the emergency shelter.

Homeward Trust said more than 2,750 Edmontonians are experiencing homelessness. About 1,250 of those individuals are primarily sleeping in emergency shelters or outdoors each night.

The City-funded shelter is expected to remain open until May 31, 2023

 

 

The shelter is located in the former Bedfort Hotel at 156 Street and Stony Plain Road. It will provide 24/7 accommodations for 209 people

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