A new emergency shelter for men is opening up in downtown Dartmouth this winter, providing 20 beds for evening and overnight stays.
The funding will come from the Nova Scotia government, and the shelter will be located at Christ Church at 61 Dundas St., the province said in a release on Thursday.
“We know this shelter will be critical for people experiencing homelessness during the winter months,” said Karla MacFarlane, Minister of Community Services, in a statement.
902 Man Up, a non-profit volunteer organization, will provide staffing and support services at the shelter.
The province noted that in response to concerns raised during community consultation, the shelter will have perimeter security, set closing hours that “meet the needs of the community” and provide contact information for so that concerns can be addressed.