Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gateway Shelter has been temporarily amalgamated with the Our Place Shelter and is now located at 2506 37 Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia.

These temporary shelter accommodations were created in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In the spring of 2020, due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, the temporary shelter services operated by Turning Points in Vernon, British Columbia were amalgamated into one site. 

The set up at the amalgamated shelter allows for clients and staff to properly adhere to provincial COVID-19 health guidelines. The amalgamated shelter is located at 2506 37 Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia

Temporary Amalgamated Shelter

Any homeless person over the age of 19 is eligible to enter our temporary shelter accommodations, depending on availability of space and whether certain basic criteria can be met. While staying at the temporary shelter accommodations, residents can access life skills training, employment programs, counseling, harm reduction supplies, 12-step groups, health and legal services through a community network.

Who can stay at the temporary shelter accommodations?

These accommodations are open to men and women who are at least 19 years old and who are homeless, transient, or temporarily in need of accommodation. Everyone who stays at the temporary shelter accommodations is expected to comply with all house rules.

How many spaces are available?

This service provides temporary respite for up to 86 people facing barriers to housing or experiencing homelessness.

Operating hours are: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

What other resources are available to registered clients?

  • Case planning
  • Referrals
  • Resource room
  • Laundry and showers
  • Meal Services
  • Drop in services provided by local community partners

Admissions

There is no fee for the program. The temporary amalgamated shelter is funded by BC Housing to provide emergency shelter in the Vernon area for those who are absolute homeless, who may be suffering from economic downturn, addictions and/or mental health challenges.