A homeless shelter for women is opening its doors in Charlottetown Friday night.

The community organization Blooming House has been working to raise money to open a shelter since last spring. Earlier this month, it announced $60,000 in funding from the provincial government, and the loan of a house, rent free, by a local church.

The location is temporary until a permanent shelter can be set up, said co-founder Liz Corney. She said the location opening now will operate until April 30, and will be open to any woman in need of a warm place to stay for the night.