The Extreme Weather Shelter was established at Gateway in 2018 as a ministry to help those less fortunate in our community. In partnership with BC Housing, Gateway Community Church provides 30 beds, hot meals, delicious coffee and laundry services for our guests.
On Monday nights when the Shelter is open, we partnered with Refresh Mobile Showers to provide hot showers for our guest.
When the weather dips below zero degree during the night hours, if there is any type of weather warning or there is snow on the ground, the shelter will be open from 7:30 pm to 8:00 am. The Shelter runs from November 1 - March 31.
Hours to volunteer are 7:00 pm - 12:00 am and from 12:00 - 8:00 am. There will always be a staff member on duty along with one or two volunteers. There are a variety of duties from checking in our guests, socializing, doing laundry and more.
All volunteer must meet our Safe Church Requirements as well as participate in mandatory training by the Shelter Staff.