An overnight warming shelter to protect people living on the street will open in Niagara Falls Nov. 1.
It will operate out of St. Andrew’s United Church, at 5645 Morrison St., as a two-year pilot project overseen by Niagara Region but run through Project Share.
It’s being set up to accommodate 15 people every night, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., through to March 31 but organizers know that probably won’t fully meet the demand for space.
“We’ll deal with the need,” said Project Share executive director Diane Corkum. “If we’re seeing 50 people every night, we’ll have to try to access other sites, other churches.”