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SACY to host city cooling centre

Downtown space has capacity for 30 people

A new cooling centre is opening on July 1 for residents looking to escape the heat. 

With the closing of the YMCA daytime and overnight warming centre, daytime services will now be operated at 199 Larch St. by the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth (SACY).

The space has capacity for 30 people and will provide persons of all ages a place to sit, find nourishment and connect to housing supports. 

The centre will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and will remain open until Aug. 31. City staff continue to work on plans for providing services in the fall.

This latest service complements programs already available, including the Off the Street Emergency Shelter, Sudbury Action Centre for Youth, Cedar Place Women and Families Shelter and the Samaritan Centre, said a press release from the City of Greater Sudbury. 

Overnight shelter services see a decrease in clients during the summer, and there is currently adequate available shelter space to accommodate residents who may require these services. 

For more information on homelessness programs and services offered by the City of Greater Sudbury, visit the city’s website.

On warm days, residents can also access the city’s supervised beaches and splash pads