Moncton’s new emergency homeless shelter opens this weekend in the old fire station on Assomption Boulevard.
Two agencies are involved with the Salvus Clinic staffing a 20 cot shelter overnight and YMCA ReConnect coordinating a warming centre during daytime hours.
The Salvus Clinic’s Dr. Susan Crouse says clients who are intoxicated will be allowed in as long as they don’t bother anyone else.
“We will have some nalaxone here if we need to use it. We will be training our staff to use it. But we don’t want to turn people away,” she says.
Clients will be able to bring in their pets as long as they are kept under control and some crates will be available.
Doors will be locked overnight but clients can come and go and take smoke breaks.