Off The Street (OTS) Emergency Shelter is a low-barrier emergency shelter, geared to men, women, and unidentified individuals who are over 16 and do not have permanent housing.
The Church of Christ The King and The Canadian Mental Health Association- Sudbury/Manitoulin are pleased to announce that the OTS Emergency Shelter will be temporarily located at Church of Christ The King (21 Ste Anne Rd) for the upcoming winter season. The permanent location for the shelter is currently undergoing extensive renovations that will last throughout the winter.
OTS Emergency Shelter will be open seven days a week, 8:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 15. The shelter will offer 30 cots and light snacks. It is staffed with residential workers and a security guard each night.
OTS Emergency Shelter aims to remove as many barriers as possible in order to help as many people as possible. The shelter will not turn away people who are under the influence. However, security will conduct bag checks, and no drugs, alcohol or weapons will be permitted on the premises.
The OTS Emergency Shelter program is an enhancement to the existing 64 emergency shelter beds funded by the city.