The full interview with bonus material:
As temperatures begin to drop and winter settles in if you are homeless, finding a place to stay warm in Northumberland County is not as easy as you think.
In this interview, you will learn about the only formal warming centre in the entire county. During the day, there are few, if any, alternatives. A partnership between Transition House and St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Cobourg offers an overnight place for people to stay. You will hear how this partnership came to be and what is going on to help the most vulnerable find shelter in the bitter cold.
Since this interview, BuildX, a Port Hope construction company, has offered its office warming places during cold days. It is located at 20 Hamilton Road, Port Hope.
Also, the Cobourg Community Centre is opening its doors during days of extreme cold. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is the one to trigger the centre to be open when it declares an extreme cold event.
Originally aired: Jan. 14, 2022