SUDBURY -- The Homelessness Network in Sudbury has issued an extreme cold weather alert for the next 24 hours.
Officials say people on the street will be encouraged to voluntarily access shelters and services, as well as individuals who may be at risk due to low temperatures in their homes are also eligible for these services.

Emergency warning centre

The Samaritan Center on Elgin Street will become an emergency warming center and extend their regular hours of operation by remaining open overnight, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., during an Extreme Cold Weather Alert. They will provide a warm seating area and hot beverages.

Available shelters

Emergency shelter programs for people experiencing homelessness are available 24 hours through:

  • Salvation Army (Cedar Place) for women and children - 261 Cedar Street
  • l’Association des jeunes de la rue (Foyer Notre Dame) for youth 16 and 17 years of age - 307 Cedar Street
  • The Off the Street Emergency Shelter Program for adults of all genders 18+ will run from 10 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. every night at 200 Larch Street

This alert will be lifted as of noon on Friday.