Extreme cold alert for Peterborough – Extended drop-in centre hours February 7-9

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Peterborough, ON – With extreme cold in the forecast, One Roof Community Centre hours will be extended to 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to provide daytime shelter from the cold this weekend. Extended hours will be in effect the evening of Friday, February 7 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the morning of Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

One Roof Community Centre, which provides services on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough, is located at 99 Brock Street. For full description of meals and other services that One Roof provides, please visit its website at www.warmingroom.ca/oneroof/.

Under its agreement with the City, One Roof extends its operating hours when the temperature reaches -15C with the wind chill. Environment Canada’s forecast for Peterborough shows temperatures reaching -31C with windchill on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

For information about how to protect yourself from extreme cold, visit the Government of Canada website.

Emergency shelters are open and available to people experiencing homelessness who require emergency overnight shelter:

  • YES Shelter for Youth and Families (705-748-3851), 196 Brock Street
  • Brock Mission Men’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 120 Murray Street
  • Cameron House Women’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 739 Chemong Road
  • Overflow Shelter at Murray Street Baptist Church (Overnight Phone 705-761-1875), 175 Murray Street

Emergency After Hours Services related to emergency shelter are available through the Social Services by calling 705-926-0096. Please visit the Social Services website for information regarding the after hours program.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

 

Chris Kawalec, Community Development Program Manager

Social Services - City of Peterborough

178 Charlotte Street, PO Box 4138

Peterborough, ON  K9J 8S1

Phone: 705-748-8830, ext. 3834

Toll-Free: 1-855-738-3755, ext. 3834