New Huron Out of the Cold: Heart to Home shelter up and running

The new Huron County Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter has been up and running for almost a month.

The new shelter opened November 16th, and the county is thanking the many contributions from businesses and individuals who helped get the shelter up and running to address the homelessness issue in Huron County. The shelter still has some items they are in need of, including hygiene products like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, socks, and underwear and other gently used clothes, including hats, mittens and towels. Cash donations can be made by cheque, money order or credit card. Contact Alexa Watt, Housing Programs Coordinator, or 519-482-8505, ext. 4255.

You can also drop off new, unopened items like hygiene products at the Huron County Library branches during regular hours, and gently used items can be dropped off at Goodwill Community Store & Donation Centre at 355 Bayfield Road in Goderich, or the Salvation Army Thrift Store at 309 Suncoast Drive East in Goderich during regular business hours.

Thank you to Out of the Cold: Heart to Home community partners and contributors: -CMHA Elgin Middlesex -Choices for Change -Huron County Council and Local Municipalities -Huron County Emergency Services -Huron County Food Distribution Centre -Huron County Social and Property Services staff -Huron Perth Health Care Alliance -Huron Perth Public Health Unit -Lakeshore United Church -Local businesses supporting daily operations of shelter -Ontario Provincial Police -Town of Goderich -YMCA Goderich -And all those who have made individual contributions to the shelter

“We simply can’t do this alone,” says Warden Glen McNeil. “Rural municipalities depend on the meaningful contributions made by local agencies and volunteers. We are grateful that in Huron County we have so many folks who step up to the plate when called upon and do what it takes to ensure that our community is vibrant, resilient and inclusive.”

“It is now more important than ever to support the most vulnerable members of our community,” adds Warden McNeil. “Please consider donating to the Out of the Cold: Heart to Home emergency shelter or to one of our many partner agencies this holiday season.”

Read More Local Stories