Overflow shelter bed program relocating to Murray Street Baptist Church

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The Peterborough Social Services’ overflow shelter bed program is relocating to 175 Murray St., the Murray Street Baptist Church, effective Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from its temporary location at the Peterborough Public Library. 

The overflow shelter bed program operates from 9:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily.

There are 30 beds available at the overflow shelter program in addition to the 40 beds at Brock Mission, 30 beds at the YES Shelter for Youth and Families, and 10 beds at Cameron House for a total of 110 beds in the shelter system. 

The overflow shelter bed program is an option for when a person is not able to get a bed at one of the main shelters – Brock, YES, and Cameron. The main shelters are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with access to showers, laundry, and other services. 

Social Services staff are at the overflow shelter program each morning to help connect people with available services and to talk about housing plans. The focus is on connecting people with housing. In 2019, Social Services and community partner agencies helped with 275 shifts from homelessness into housing. 

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For additional information, member of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1636