Windsor Water World opens its doors to homeless during the pandemic

Homeless people in Windsor, Ontario will now have a place to go while the pandemic continues with a new day program offered at Windsor Water World.

Homeless people in Windsor, Ontario, will now have a place to go while the pandemic continues after the City of Windsor and several other community agencies have opened up a day program at Windsor Water World, according to Windsorite.

“With places like libraries and community centres closed due to COVID-19, we know our homeless residents are having trouble finding a safe place to go during the day while adhering to directives for social distancing,” said City of Windsor Community Development & Health Services Commissioner Jelena Payne. “By partnering with some great agencies, we’re able to provide a safe, clean location and personal supports to help everyone get through this pandemic.”

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Family Services Windsor-Essex Street Outreach Team and the CommUnity Partnership will all be on site to provide support.

The day program at Windsor Water World will run every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering activities and light refreshments in accordance with the proper social distancing measures.