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KDSB looking to fill homeless gap

By Tim Davidson May 5, 2023 | 2:26 PM

An effort is being made to address a gap for people living on the street in Kenora.

Right now, people don’t have anywhere to go between 4 pm and 8 pm when the Fellowship Center closes and the Emergency Shelter opens.

Barry Baltessen is the chair of the Kenora District Services Board and says they have some funding now to address the situation.

“The new Homelessness Protection money would be used,” confirms Baltessen.

“So additional case management, and again, just trying to figure out a way to close that four hour gap, that has been identified as an issue, with respect to some of the people who are on the street.”

Baltessen says at this point they are working with local partners and can’t say where the new shelter might be located.

“I’m not at liberty to say just exactly what that’s going to look like.  I think there are some negotiations that have to take place, and work with some of our partners, like with the Fellowship Center for example…it will unfold soon.”

The City of Kenora has agree to look into having a warming/cooling center, after a Notice of Motion was put forward by councillor Kelsie Van Belleghem last month.


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