Council to consider extra overnight shelter at Safe Harbour

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
December 6, 2017 - 2:48pm Updated: December 11, 2017 - 4:41pm

There could soon be extra relief for Red Deer’s homeless population from the bitter cold of the night.

On Dec. 11, Red Deer city council will consider a development permit application from Safe Harbour Society to operate an overflow nighttime shelter.

Safe Harbour already manages an overnight shelter in the building adjacent to its daytime warming centre, and recently secured provincial dollars for overflow services.

The overflow would operate out of the current daytime warming centre, which Safe Harbour has approval to operate seasonally through April 2020.

No structures would be added to the site.

Landowners and tenants within 100m of the site have been notified and are invited to provide feedback.

City council’s regular meeting is scheduled to begin next Monday at 2:30 p.m.

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