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Thursday, January 31, 2019

City of Brantford - Precaution Urged During Cold Weather

Precaution Urged During Cold Weather

The public is urged to take precautions as extreme cold temperatures are expected this week. To prevent cold injuries, such as hypothermia and frostbite, the public is reminded to:

•Wear several layers of clothing
•Cover exposed skin using hats, scarves, neck warmers, mittens, and/or face masks
•Wear waterproof winter boots and extra socks
•Drink warm, caffeine and alcohol-free fluids to prevent dehydration
•Check on elderly and vulnerable people frequently to ensure they are safe and warm
The City urges all citizens of the City of Brantford and the County of Brant who need shelter to make use of the services available.

Emergency shelter is available to any individual who needs it through the City of Brantford’s homelessness programs. Those requiring shelter, or members of the public encountering individuals who need emergency shelter, should contact the Social Services Support Centre by phone at 519-759-7009 or in person at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford. The Support Centre is the best option for assistance, offering access to a range of shelter solutions. Citizens can also reach out to shelters directly to inquire about availability. For support or assistance after hours, contact the Salvation Army at 519-753-4193.

Emergency Shelters and Contact Information
•Salvation Army (single men aged 18+), 519-753-4193
•Rosewood House (single men and women, aged 18+), 519-750-1547
•Nova Vita (homeless women/children), 519-752-4357
•Youth Resource Centre (Male and female youth aged 15-19), 519-758-9644

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