The Dartmouth Shelter is the first emergency overnight shelter in our City of Lakes history. The pop-up overnight facility offers a free, safe place to spend the night for those in need within the SonLife Community Church on Windmill Rd.

Not only do they offer a welcoming environment for families and individuals, but they also help them finding the right resources and services that they can be connected with based on their needs.

The Sonlife Dartmouth Shelter is the first project of the Dartmouth Shelter Society, co-founded by 52-year-old Warren Wesson.

As someone who had used the shelter system in the past and had once dealt with drug addiction, Wesson now uses his experience as an affordable housing advocate and former business owner.

“Through my own personal experience with being in a situation where having a clean, safe space temporarily was a big game changer in my life, it was a difference-maker so I know personally, first-hand how a situation like this can be useful to somebody,” said Wesson.