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Emerald Centre

Emerald Centre

Is a co-ed, low barrier shelter that provides accommodation for women and men who are homeless. The centre operates 7 days a week, 365 days per year and provides 42 shelter beds.

During a typical stay, clients are provided with a comfy bed, nutritious meals and a safe environment; in addition, they also have access to support workers that work closely with them to create connections to both community resources and the community as a whole

At Emerald Centre, our case management team and other multidisciplinary teams, work with the individual to create a plan to support and meet their needs around the clock. Our compassionate staff, work closely with other service providers to support clients in all aspects of life. Case managers work to ensure that each individual has access to the supports they need.

We strive to build and maintain partnerships with support services in our community. Our partnership with Interior Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use team provides opportunity for their supportive workers to come into the shelter and link clients to their wide range of services. ASK Wellness Housing Outreach comes in to meet with clients about housing in community or assist them in returning to their home community. Case Management continues to connect the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction with people in the shelters, reducing barriers to access.

At CMHA Kamloops, we are proud to share the success story of Emerald Centre Shelter – an opportunity of hope, support and a new beginning for those experiencing homelessness.  

Since its inception in 2012, Emerald Centre has been a shining example of how we can make a positive impact on the lives of our community members in need. By combining the Emerald House Women’s Shelter and the Kamloops Men’s Christian Hostel, we created a safe and welcoming space for all. 

Emerald Centre is more than just a shelter; it’s a place of security, compassion, and growth. During this summer, at Emerald Centre, we want to celebrate the resilience of our residents and the unwavering dedication of our team. 

For more information please call 250 372 3031

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