Volunteers have stepped forward to ensure people can sleep in a warm bed.
Hub House, operated by the Truro Homeless Outreach Society, has been providing overnight accommodation for about 10 people each night for the past couple of weeks.
“Everyone’s impressed with the setup and how homey it is,” said Dwight Griffiths, administrative co-ordinator at the shelter. “There’s a lot more privacy, and it’s easier to come and go in this location.”
The majority of those who’ve stayed at Hub House are men, but there have been some women.
Bagged lunches are provided to clients, and donations of juice packs, bottled water, granola bars, sandwich spreads and pudding are very useful. There is also a need for laundry soap and liquid cleaning supplies.
An afternoon drop-in program is now being piloted, with the shelter open from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays.
The society currently has about 90 volunteers, but would like to have a base of at least 150. Anyone willing to help out is encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902-843-2538.