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Souls Harbour increases men’s shelter capacity

Souls Harbour increases men’s shelter capacity

December 20, 2018

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission (SHRM) cut the ribbon on their new men’s shelter facility on Tuesday morning which added 17 affordable housing suites in Regina.

The new build cost about $7 million. Over $1.4 million in funding came from the federal and provincial governments, $340 thousand from the City, and $250 thousand from the Rotary Club of Regina among other private and corporate donations.

The new facility, located at 1632 Angus St., will replace the soup kitchen, free clothing store and men’s emergency shelter that already exist in the building.

The housing is intended for people with obstacles such as disabilities, mental illnesses and addictions that make it difficult for these individuals to secure housing.

Additionally, the building was constructed with energy efficiency in mind, such as thick walls, solar panels on the roof and residential sized furnaces. This is expected to reduce operating costs by 60 per cent, which will instead be invested in other programs such as Soul Sisters Catering Inc.“One of the most horrible feelings must be to have nowhere to go, to wander aimlessly in a state of loneliness and despair,” said SHRM executive director Joe Miller told the Leader-Post. “We all need a place to throw down a welcome mat.”

 

Photo source: Brandon Harder / Regina Leader-Post

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