About Inn From The Cold

Monday, December 8, 2014

Closed until further notice

With the rain in the forecast this week comes higher temperatures, and that means we will be closed for the near future.

If you're wondering how you can help the next time we open, email innfromthecoldrichmond@gmail.com

If you are needing shelter tonight, dial 2-1-1. If your safety is in danger, dial 9-1-1.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome back Grace!

For the last three nights, we've had Frances guest starring in our kitchen making hot comfort food for our guests, like an amazing shepherd's pie, and a new homemade soup every night!

We now have our usual cook, Grace, back for the rest of this week while we are open. Welcome back, Grace, and thanks for doing an amazing job filling in, Frances!

Open until Wednesday Night

We're going to be open this week until at least Wednesday night. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to that, as there is a chance we'll continue to open after that.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

One more night!

Due to an exceptional circumstance, we are open tonight at 7. Feel free to also join us for our community meal, open to everyone, at 6pm.

Shelter closed due to improved temperatures


The most recent forecast has the temperature above the minimum required for us to open, so until further notice the extreme weather shelter is closed.

We would like to thank all our staff, volunteers, and guests who have made the Inn from the Cold such a welcoming place these past 6 nights. Last night, we had 13 guests, including two couples and one pregnant woman, who would have been unable to find accommodation anywhere else in Richmond.

Thanks to the great work of our shelter staff, many guests are now aware of resources available in the city, and some are on their way to start to access long term housing and recovery programs.

Please check back often for updates. The shelter operator voice mail and this blog will be updated when we open next.

If you have any questions about the program until the next opening, call the shelter operator at 604-315-5705. If you need shelter for tonight, please dial 2-1-1. If your health or safety is at risk, please do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1.