Shelter House Thunder Bay, to develop 17 new units in a purchased building, with health supports provided by NorWest Community Health Centres.

“NorWest CHC and Shelter House Thunder Bay proudly introduce our collaborative partnership. With this support, we will establish a transformative transitional housing unit at 401 Donald Street East, adding 17 units to Thunder Bay’s housing system and alleviating pressure on TBDSSAB’s High Needs Homeless waitlist. This project will also provide improvement to the adjoining Kwae-Kii-Win Housing Project. This ‘housing-first’ model aims to cater to chronically homeless individuals, transitioning them from emergency shelters to a better-equipped facility at 401 Donald Street East. The new site will not only enhance quality of life but also provide essential medical care, including two additional palliative care beds, ensuring dignified end-of-life care for substance-involved individuals. Together, we’re committed to fostering a community where every individual has access to the care and support they deserve. We believe this to be a wholistic model which will now have the space and ability to bring in other community support agencies, thereby providing opportunities for enhanced comprehensive care and culturally relevant services”.
– Juanita Lawson, CEO, NorWest CHC & Paul Capon, Chair, Shelter House 
Thunder Bay

View the media release here. 

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