The provincial government will once again have their Cold Weather Strategy in place for people in desperate need of a warm, safe place during the winter months.

The program offers people a chance to call the Ministry of Social Services or local community partners to find a temporary shelter from the frigid Saskatchewan temperatures. Alternatively, residents can get in contact with Mobile Crisis Services if available in their municipality or by contacting their local police.

"Saskatchewan winters can be dangerous for people who don’t have shelter or a home," said Social Services Minister Paul Merriman. "We will find them a warm, safe place to stay."

"Saskatchewan winters can be difficult and challenging at the best of times, but for those who may be experiencing homelessness, they can be outright dangerous," explained Salvation Army Major Mike Hoeft.

"The cold weather strategy creates a process whereby no one is without a safe, warm place to stay. We encourage people who are at risk to make contact with our office day or night - we are here to help."

Temporary shelters are located throughout the province for those in need, especially for residents who live in or near Kindersley or Rosetown. A list of service centres is available at www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/family-and-social-support/find-a-social-services-office.

 

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