January 31, 2019
It’s no surprise that the plunging temperatures are forcing more people to walk through the doors at the Alliston Out of the Cold Shelter on Paris Street, but so far the volunteer-run organization is keeping up with the demand.
“We are not at capacity but we’re are getting awfully close, and have managed to stay that way for quite some time now,” said shelter director Jeni Pergentile.
“We are hovering around the seven to nine mark for people staying with us, and our capacity is 12.”
Pergentile said the overnight shelter has been doing everything it can to help people escape the deep freeze, like extending its hours in the morning so users have a place to stay until other facilities in town open their doors.