Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bridging the Gap in Milton in 2010

Kamila Misztal presented at St Paul's Church on Sunday and afterwards answered questions. Bridging the Gap has opened its first house for three women in Burlington as has been granted permission to search for a suitable property in Milton to open in 2010 to house up to four men. This is a major step forward as it will be the first shelter/ temporary housing for male youth in Milton. Bridging the Gap are also looking to start up the Host home program and are looking for interested private households in the region.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fifth Wheel Motel

A social worker with the Salvation Army has recommended working with the Fifth Wheel Motel in Milton to provide assured short term accommodation for homeless persons. A member of the Milton Area Christian Churches Working Together (MACCWT) has indicated willingness to assist with this project. The St Paul's M&O team plan to make a presentation to their next meeting on October 22nd to solicit their participation. They may also be able to support action to get the local Planning Act and Bylaws changed which is currently the biggest impediment to a sustainable out of the cold program in the town. The M&O team has put aside $2000 to support rent for OOTC.