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April 2, 2020 -
On Friday, the City and its community partners are helping Home Base Housing open a temporary Physical-distancing Shelter at 670 MacLean Ct. – the former home of Fairfield Manor East.
If you are experiencing homelessness, or are concerned about a person in need of help please call 613-561-5839 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to alert the Street Outreach Team, which has re-doubled its efforts to make contact with those who are experiencing homelessness and encourage shelter usage.
The Housing and Social Services Department confirms that the City’s shelter system is now operating within its capacity with slight increases in demand. The Physical-distancing Shelter will offer vulnerable residents and people who are homeless a place to seek support while safely physically distancing.
“We would like to thank those who are experiencing homelessness who are working with us to act responsibly and access services safely. Imagine adding extra layers of prevention and caution to the difficulty of being homeless,” says Tom Greening, CEO, Home Base Housing. “We would also like to thank the community for accepting this temporary space.”
The new shelter will operate like the In From the Cold shelter, with additional COVID-19 measures in place. KFL&A Public Health supported the set-up of space for physical distancing.