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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We're open tonight!

We're opening our doors at 7pm tonight for the first time this season!

We'll also be open tomorrow night (Thursday), and will confirm for Friday a little later on.

Any questions, call the Shelter Operator phone at 604-315-5705

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cold weather headed our way!

Looks like winter will be arriving soon in the lower mainland!


Check back here to find out when we'll be open. If you need a place to stay tonight, call 2-1-1 anywhere in BC.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Welcome Inn From the Cold 2014 Volunteers!

We're excited to announce that our team of volunteers is all set up and ready to provide a warm, inviting space and some great food for anyone who needs it this winter!

Stay tuned to this blog for updates, and if you would like to help out or get involved, email innfromthecoldrichmond@gmail,com. If you are a volunteer and have not received a copy of the schedule, also email to be sent a link to access it.