Agape House Renovations began in early April and are set to be completed sometime in October.

Co-President Ashley Hayward says extensive updates to the facility will make it feel more homelike.

"The government of Manitoba has provided funding for a refresh project, so we are completely renovating our whole shelter. We are actually in a temporary location right now while they are doing the work completing on the previous shelter."

The Agape House building, which is owned by Manitoba Housing, has never before undergone renovations in its 20-year existence.

Co-President Cyndy Friesen says the building is being completely overhauled.

"Right now they refreshed all of the windows and replaced the security bars and all of the walls were being removed and flooring was replaced and bathrooms were upgrade and I believe they also did some kitchen renovations as well."

Agape House is a temporary shelter for those fleeing from domestic violence. Friesen says both the permanent facility and the interim housing locations are kept discrete to protect those who seek refuge.

Hayward says they do not have an exact completion date for renovations, but the goal is to move back in on October 1st.