Warming & Counselling Centre opens on Wellington Street - Warming & Counselling Centre opens on Wellington Street
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January 20, 2020 -
Just in time for really low temperatures, Kingston’s newest warming centre has opened its doors. The Kingston Warming & Counselling Centre is located at 235 Wellington St. The centre offers warmth and counselling services seven days a week, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., January to April.
Kingston Warming & Counseling Centre is funded by the City and KFL&A Public Health and operated by multiple health and social service providers such as Home Base Housing, Kingston Community Health Centres and Providence Care.
“This is a collaborative solution to a community issue. We're proud to be funding the centre, but the real story is the hard work and close collaboration of the many agencies providing these critical services every night until April,” says Ruth Noordegraaf, Director, Housing and Social Services.
Since opening earlier this month the centre has served around 90 individuals.
“We’re excited for the opportunity to provide immediate relief from the cold while providing longer-term solutions like counselling,” says Tom Greening, Executive Director of Home Base Housing. “For many, the centre may be an entry-point into a larger solution for sustainable housing.”
To contact the Kingston Warming & Counselling Centre call 613-561-4618 (8 p.m. to 8 a.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, see the Extended Health Benefits page.