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New outdoor shelter opens at Erb’s Road2 min read

May 11, 2023 2 min

New outdoor shelter opens at Erb’s Road2 min read

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The Region of Waterloo opened a new outdoor shelter at 1001 Erb’s Road at the end of April.

The shelter has 50 furnished cabins, equipped with electricity, heating and cooling. These cabins provide safer and inclusive accommodations for individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

A main community building is located at the centre of the site, which provides washrooms, laundry, common space, a kitchen servery, and offices.

The site is staffed 24/7, managed by The Working Centre and includes support services and security. Services provided include mental health and addictions supports, with a focus on connecting residents to permanent housing options.

Take a tour of the outdoor shelter in this new video, featuring Kelly-Anne Salerno, one of the Region of Waterloo staff who helped quickly make this project a reality. Then make sure to check out the photo gallery below.