Three-month emergency shelter to open in Richmond

Richmond News

A shelter with self-isolation measures in place for Richmond’s homeless population – along with health and personal support – will open at the former Minoru Place Activity Centre on Tuesday.

The Emergency Response Centre (ERC) will operate 24/7 and is a part of the provincial COVID-19 strategy to allow people, including those without permanent homes, to remain healthy and safe during the pandemic.

It will house up to 45 people at anyone one time, however, entry will be done gradually, for example, five people per day. …

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