Cochrane residents seeking refuge from the severe weather can find a welcoming space without fear of judgment.

"Our first-ever Harsh Weather Haven is open and operational today (and tomorrow) from 12-4 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church." states a post on the Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area Facebook page.

"Welcoming anyone who needs a reprieve from the cold weather. Our volunteers are ready to offer some warm conversation and basic essentials." 

The post goes on to say "If you or your business would like to be a partner location for Helping Hands Harsh Weather Havens please contact us. We are actively seeking additional locations all over town."

Helping Hands recently held a community conversation about the need to offer shelter in our town during extreme weather conditions.