City council endorsed the creation of an overnight emergency shelter for men over 30.

The municipality will co-ordinate meetings between Niagara Region — which is responsible for managing overnight emergency shelters — and interested church-service groups, as well as mental health and addiction professionals with the idea of opening one as soon as possible.

The unanimously approved motion, introduced by Coun. Wayne Campbell, also asked for the meetings, and the need for host centres and volunteers, be advertised through the city’s website and local media, and take place at city hall with a date and time to be announced.