Just A Warm Sleep

By Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud
January 23, 2017

Provide others with Just a Warm Sleep – Volunteer


Many in our city are struggling with basic necessities, at 1JustCity we seek to provide folks with supports from socks, to meals, to advocacy and a lot of hugs!

You could say that we serve lots of love with a side of food and programming.  You make that possible – your compassion keeps our doors open, your energy makes the spaces inside warm and welcoming.

This Winter Winnipeg lost a community member to the cold – and that was heartbreaking. 1JustCity is a new organization so for us this was also a first – and we felt we needed to respond. As the people who visit our drop-ins during the day told us about the cold brutal nights outside – it didn’t feel right to lock our doors at night.

We are pleased to announce that ‘Just A Warm Sleep’ is opening Thursday January 26th with support from Bear Paw Security & Salvation Army, and in partnership with Augustine United Church.

Location: 109 Pulford Ave (Augustine United Church)


Opening Thursday January 26th 2017 – Friday, March 31st 2017

Open 7 days a week | If below -10°C, based on wind chill forecast at 1:00pm.

10:00pm – 11:00pm Doors Open | Security open doors; Volunteers are present

11:00pm – 5:30am | Lights out; Watched by security

6:30am – 8:00am | Volunteers + Security clean up


Role of volunteers

Volunteers welcome guests and explain to them the code of conduct. Have individuals sign in stating they agree to the code of conduct. Provide security with a registration list at 11pm.

Assist guests into comfort, and focus on building relationships.  Refer to Salvation Army and other services based on guest interest.


Can you be a volunteer? Contact volunteer@1justcity.ca

Volunteer training is ongoing but the first opportunity is January 26th 7-9pm *come & go expect to stay for 30 minutes.


Can’t volunteer but still want to help others have at least ‘Just A Warm Sleep’ donate now and put Just a Warm Sleep in your comments! On average it will costs $250 dollars a night, every little bit is going to count!

If you’d like us to open in honour of a loved one, donating $250 for a night open in their honour, we’ll put that on our Calendar!

Questions? Contact Tessa Blaikie Whitecloud tessa@1justcity.ca 

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2 responses to “Just A Warm Sleep”

  1. Running Black Wolf says:

    Way to step up and deliver…Keeping it real!

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