Cornerstone on Leon Avenue in downtown Kelowna is halfway through its temporary mandate as a low-barrier homeless shelter of last resort.

And while some of the shelter’s neighbours don’t much like it, there’s no denying the 80-odd residents would be gracing Kelowna’s streets if it were not available.

“All our shelters are full. The Gospel Mission is full. Alexandra Gardner is full. Inn from the Cold is full,” John Howard executive director Gaelene Askeland says. “Just do the math.”