More winter shelter beds available in Richmond

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Thanks to funding from BC Housing, the Salvation Army Richmond House Emergency Shelter on Horseshoe Way has an additional 15 beds this winter season, bringing its capacity up to 45 people.

In addition, the temporary emergency response centre in the old Minoru seniors’ centre will close on March 31—but until then their 34 beds remain open. All the beds were full as of early November, says director of community social development Kim Somerville.

BC Housing and the city are continuing to discuss responses to homelessness in the community, says Somerville.

Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel