Extra beds are opening up Monday (Jan. 31) at the Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre on Johnson Street due to the cold weather forecast for the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Extra beds are opening up Monday (Jan. 31) at the Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre on Johnson Street due to the cold weather forecast for the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Freezing forecast sees overnight shelter spaces added Monday for Victoria, Sooke

Those experiencing homelessness can grab one of 30 spots available in Victoria, five in Sooke

With cold weather in the forecast, additional shelter spaces have been activated for those experiencing homelessness in Victoria.

An extreme weather alert was issued for the region on Monday, with temperatures expected to be near or below freezing overnight.

There will be 30 spaces available at the Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria. The site’s additional spaces will be available from 8:30 p.m. on Monday to 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Cereal and porridge will be served Tuesday morning and pets and shopping carts are not permitted.

Five mats will be available at the Sooke Shelter (6750 West Coast Rd.) from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Pets and shopping carts are permitted at the site and meals and snacks will be provided.

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