What measures are in place for wraparound supports and security for the site and its surrounding area when it becomes operational?
The shelter will follow established best practices with community partners that offer health, housing, social, mental health and addiction and life skills building programs. Wraparound services will be in place and the indoor environment will have a full range of programs.
The security for the site is currently in place and will continue to be in place at all levels required based on use. The Region is an experienced provider and takes safety and security very seriously. The shelter operator employs skilled professionals that supports both emotional and physical safety.
All citizens accessing the shelter will complete intake and a support service assessment. Safety protocols and policies will be in place. Shelter and security staff are on site 24/7.
There will be installation of a security system, including cameras and additional lighting, and a 10-foot privacy fence. Access to the shelter will only be at the Highway 2 (Dundas Street) entrance.