The In From the Cold service provides an overnight shelter and a hot meal for people who are homeless.
It is composed of an overnight shelter and evening meal hosted at the site of their main facility at 268 Fulford-Ganges Road. Shelter staff also helps people identify other housing options and connect them with support services.
The shelter opens officially in November with partial funding from the provincial government through BC Housing. Strict weather criteria limits the nights that the shelter is funded to those meeting the definition of extreme weather such as temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius, snow, or continuous rain for longer than 14 hours.
The shelter houses people seeking shelter on the island every night, relying on private donations for running the program on nights that are not funded by BC Housing.