More shelter beds opening to cope with cold weather
CTV Saskatoon, CTV Saskatoon
Published Saturday, February 2, 2013 4:21PM CST
More emergency shelter beds are being opened in Regina to help the homeless cope with the cold weather.
The recent cold weather has brought more homeless people through the doors of Regina shelters and soup kitchens.
Nearly 1200 called Mobile Crisis last winter in dire need of a place to stay warm. This winter may be even worse. The United Way is contributing $40,000 to help The Salvation Army accommodate everyone.
It's the second expansion at The Salvation Army's Waterston Centre this winter. When it's 32 bed men’s shelter filled to overcapacity, eight overflow mats were moved into the office space.
Now, the chapel will become home to 15 more. .
Social Services is keeping tabs on the situation as it searches for a long term solution to the problem.