Overnight warming room in Cobourg to open December 13 for the winter

Located at St. Peter's Anglican Church, warming room will offer shelter from the cold as well as washrooms and light refreshments

A homeless person during winter in Ottawa. (Photo: Andrew Lee/CBC)
A homeless person during winter in Ottawa. (Photo: Andrew Lee/CBC)

An overnight warming room will open at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Cobourg this winter.

Northumberland County and Transition House Shelter are partnering with St. Peter’s to offer the service seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Monday, December 13th and running until the end of March 2022.

Located at 240 College Street, the overnight warming room will offer shelter from the cold as well as washrooms and light refreshments.

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“With the cold weather upon us, an overnight warming room will once again be established as a winter relief measure where residents in need can access a safe space to keep warm during the night,” says Lisa Horne, Northumberland County’s director of community services, in a media release.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need for accessible services that protect the health and well-being of unsheltered residents,” she adds. “Together, community partners are increasing capacity within Northumberland’s homelessness system as part of efforts to ensure adaptive, responsive services for those in need.”

This initiative is being funded with social services relief funding from the Ontario government intended to enhance social services during the pandemic.

“Caring for others and walking next to people on their journey are foundational acts for a cohesive community,” says St. Peter’s. “We are pleased to be partnering in the delivery of this important service for our community’s vulnerable residents.”