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Government Announces Funding for a Temporary Low-barrier Emergency Shelter



The provincial government has announced $732,000 to fund a temporary low-barrier emergency shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness.


A low-barrier shelter will provide more access to those in need of a safe place to shelter with an emphasis on accepting individuals as they are and supporting them to secure more stable housing options.


Premier Ball and Minister Dempster announced the funding at The Gathering Place in St. John’s, the site of the interim emergency shelter. This temporary 30-bed shelter which will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. seven days a week shelter will be operational by September 2020 and will support an effective response to any second wave of COVID-19 that may occur.

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