The Warm Zone is a drop in facility for street engaged women. There women will find a full bathroom, laundry facilities, lockers, clothing and personal care items, internet, telephone (including long distance), a kitchen stocked with drinks and snacks, a hot meal each Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 - 6:30pm, support workers and counsellors, access to medical and legal services, a monthly HIV clinic, a foot care clinic, pre-employment readiness support, advocacy, pregnancy support and help with obtaining emergency and stable housing. The Warm Zone also helps women who are living and working on the streets develop personal safety plans.
The Warm Zone houses a three year pilot project funded by Status of Women Canada called "Home, Healing and Place". Home, Healing and Place is designed to help facilitate support, healing, skills development, housing and better social inclusion for street engaged women in Abbotsford and Mission. The women of The Warm Zone assist with all aspects of the project including the vision, the services and programs offered, and the overall assessment and evaluation. Home, Healing and Place is also a research project and all aspects of the initiative are being carefully documented by staff, volunteers and program
The Warm Zone has strong community support that includes the City of Abbotsford, Abbotsford Police Department, Abbotsford Community Services, faith-based groups, businesses, service clubs, and individuals.