Changes are coming to one of Halifax’s emergency cold weather shelters as it deals with the new reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Out of the Cold will move to a “staff-only model” that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the shelter announced in a social media post on Saturday.
That means no more volunteers, donation drop-offs or unexpected guests for the remainder of the season.
The shelter will no longer accept referrals from the community, offer emergency beds or a supper drop-in service.
Instead, Out of the Cold says it will be housing and supporting a set number of people experiencing homelessness.
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