The temporary overnight drop-in in a downtown Kitchener church this winter was busy during the three months it operated, with most nights at capacity or over.

Monday was the last day of the program at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, operated by the House of Friendship with funding from the Region of Waterloo since the start of February.

“It was definitely well used,” said House of Friendship executive director John Neufeld.

The objective was to provide a temporary overflow space at night during the cold winter months when the region’s emergency shelters were at capacity.