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Former Dartmouth Doubletree getting ready to reopen fully as homeless shelter

By Joe Thomson May 23, 2023 | 3:37 PM

The hotel in Dartmouth which is being converted into a homeless shelter will soon add a medical clinic. Photo: Hilton Hotels.

A former Dartmouth hotel is getting ready to reopen as a homeless shelter.

What used to be the Hilton Doubletree on Wyse Road will offer its 190 rooms to homeless people in the HRM. It will also provide medical and professional services.

The shelter recently began sharing job postings for support workers who will assist with the day-to-day operations of the shelter such as providing information, referrals, advocacy, goal planning, safety planning and providing crisis intervention support as needed.

Last week, Minister of Community Services Karla MacFarlane said that the province was looking into adding a fully integrated meal program in the coming weeks. Several people were already staying at the hotel in rooms rented out by the province before the entire building was leased a little over a month ago. MacFarlane says they’ve been providing light meals such as sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, and muffins to the occupants in the interim while they figure a more substantial food plan.

When it was announced that the hotel would be turned into a shelter, MacFarlane said that the former staff would be offered employment at the shelter. It is unclear if the support staff positions that are currently being advertised where presented first to former staff, but it was reported last month that around 80 staff members at the hotel were losing their job outright.


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