Beginning December 1st, the Lennox & Addington County Memorial Building, located at 41 Dundas Street, Napanee (Robert Street entrance), will host a Warming Centre.
The Warming Centre will provide a temporary solution to an immediate, urgent need while the community, residents, agencies, United Way KFL&A and the County of Lennox & Addington continue to work towards a viable long-term solution.
The Warming Centre will be open 7pm-7am, seven nights a week. The Centre will be supported by trained volunteers, and will provide those in need with a place to rest during the cold winter months.
If you would like to volunteer at the Warming Centre for this important community initiative, please contact:
Annette Keogh, Manager, Social Services
Prince Edward-Lennox & Addington Social Services
Tel: 613-354-0957 ext. 2507
Frequently Asked Questions
What the Warming Centre IS:
A place to get in out of the cold for anyone with nowhere else to go
- Open 7 nights per week from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- If no guests come the Warming Centre will be closed at 10 p.m. and a phone number will be posted for those arriving later to access further assistance.
- Open all night if someone comes before 10 p.m.
- Staffed with volunteers who are provided with training
- Stocked with light snacks – cup a soup, granola bars, water, etc.
- Place to rest – mats, blankets, pillows available
- Stocked with information about resources in the community
- A place to charge phones
What the Warming Centre is NOT:
- Shelter with cots
- Sleep centre
- Permanent space
- Safe injection site
- Needle exchange site
- A place to shower (there are no showers)
- A place for counselling or other services
- A storage site for personal belongings
The Warming Centre is not an access point for people who need more intense services. Such services are offered by agencies at their locations. For more information regarding services please contact those agencies, the County or 211.