Cornerstone is a new cold weather shelter located at 425 Leon Avenue that opened November 30th, 2017 and will operate until spring of 2018. There are currently 80+ guests staying at Cornerstore everynight.
Cornerstone provides a warm indoor place open 24/7 for people of assorted circumstances, including couples and individuals with pets. Minors will be referred to the Boys & Girls Club youth shelter. Before staying at Cornerstone, new arrivals have to complete an intake that reviews mutual expectations. Once an intake with staff is complete, new guests will have a mat for as long as they stay with Cornerstone. Furthermore, there is no set wake up time and no need to usher guests out of the building.
Onsite services include access to multiple shelter staff, storage for belongings, access to health and wellness services, and three meals everyday. Two meals are hot meals served at noon and 4:40(ish), prepared by the Kelowna Gospel Mission.
Cornerstone works in cooperation with the Kelowna Gospel Mission, RCMP Downtown Enforcement Team, Commissionaires, Downtown Kelowna Association's On-Street Services, Interior Health, BC Housing, and City of Kelowna Bylaw Services,
Program is funded and works in partnership with: