Regina Transit Overnight Warming Bus Now Available to Residents Experiencing Homelessness
To enhance the safety and well-being of our residents during our cold winter nights, the City of Regina has made an overnight warming bus available to people experiencing homelessness. The warming bus provides urgently needed alternative shelter to people who currently sleep outdoors.
The warming bus is located near Mobile Crisis Services on the 1600 block of 11th Avenue. The bus is available from 8:15 p.m. to 7:45 a.m., seven nights a week. The City is working in collaboration with community-based organizations to ensure people who need this warming space are aware of it and can access it. Regina Transit and Regina Fire & Protective Services are monitoring the city core area each night and the warming bus will respond to locations where it can be of assistance.
The warming bus provides temporary, overnight, indoor space for people who don’t have it. To enhance the privacy of people using the warming bus, donations should be directed through Carmichael Outreach at 306-757-2235 or email@example.com. Donations are appreciated but should not be taken directly to the bus.
The City of Regina is committed to the safety and well-being of everyone in our community. A bus operator and security person are on the bus each night to maintain a safe space for everyone. Communications equipment is in place to quickly and easily contact emergency services, if required.
The City recognizes the need for a temporary emergency shelter this winter. We continue to collaborate with the provincial and federal governments, community organizations, and other stakeholders as we work toward solutions.