Thursday, April 24, 2014

Meeting the needs of our homeless

waterlooI’ve been posting with some excitement and interest lately about the new condominiums going up on Waterloo Street.  I think they will be a tool for creating more vibrancy in the area.

I am excited again for a development in the neighbourhood. Outflow, an organization that serves people living in poverty, will be stepping up to fill the need for a homeless shelter in Saint John.  They will be meeting the needs of up to 20 homeless people in the former Waterloo Street Baptist Church.  The shelter will be funded by the Province in the amount of $100,000 per year according to a CBC article.  The CBC article about the development goes on to explain that the board of Outflow will work with the Province and social service providers to help people transition out of homelessness. This is great news.

Moving south, down to Broad Street, site work is underway to make way for a shelter for homeless youth. The Safe Harbour facility will help aim to serve homeless youth as they move into their futures.


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