People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Victoria will soon have access to a new winter shelter.

The B.C. government will provide $400,000 in operating funding plus $25,000 toward start-up costs for a 40-bed shelter that will be open 24/7 and provide three meals per day. The City of Victoria will provide $75,000 in rent supplements and the United Way will contribute $25,000.

Full release from the Provincial Government