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ANHP partners responds to city’s open letter

By Tim Davidson Feb 6, 2024 | 10:51 AM

The All Nations Health Partners is responding to an open letter sent out by the City of Kenora.

In it, the city is urging the ANHP to help find a location and funding for a warming/cooling shelter in the city.

Colleen Neil is co-chair and says they are trying to find a solution to close the four hour gap when the Fellowship Center shuts it’s doors to when the Emergency Shelter opens.

“It also takes human resources and I think that anyone who employs people today knows that it’s not that easy to get the right people in the right spots, just because you want to,” says Neil.

“So, I think we’re working that and we’re up against that as well.”

Jennifer Dreaver is the other co-chair of the All Nations Health Partners and says ideally they would like a long term solution to the problem.

“The issue is the sustainability of funding and it’s really, really hard to recruit human resources into positions to supporting closing that four hour gap without sustainable funding beyond year end.”

Neil says the All Nations Health Partners came together during COVID to help out, and they would prefer a long term solution in order to set up a warming/cooling shelter, not just a quick fix.