This Wed. Jan.25th we meet with the Region to scrap the program of jailing the homeless

24 Jan

20170118_190244Jan 25th 11 am The Regional Building on Fredrick street (next to the cop shop)
CAS Room

observers welcome but asked to stick to the agenda

On Wed. Jan 25th we will be meeting with the Region to discuss their current program of using the local police station lockup for homeless people when their is over flow. On the agenda will be our two demand which are

1. Build a shelter that has an equal or higher amount of beds then the amount of beds that have been lost with the closing of the Out of the Cold program. This shelter will be temporary in the sense that it will take the place of Out of the Cold and once people are in this shelter they will be given emergency assistance from social workers to get into affordable housing

2. That if their are no beds available at the shelter they be directed to the emergency motel program, which according to the Region’s Chair on Housing is what shelter workers are suppose to do. Further according to the Chair on housing this program has enough beds to house everyone so their is no need for anyone to be sent to jail to spend the night.

The meeting will take place at 11 am.


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