October 25, 2021

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A Gatino motel transformed into a transitional home for the homeless | Gatino | News | Is good

A Gatino motel transformed into a transitional home for the homeless |  Gatino |  News |  Is good

The government announcement regarding the initiative to create housing faster will allow Monsieur Chase Now to receive a grant of 1.5 million for the realization of his project. The concept has been under investigation at another motel in the Gatino sector since September, where the company will rent 17 rooms, which will serve as a transition house. “This project is still new, but since last fall, we have been able to convert 50% of the homeless who went through this transition to permanent housing. This is an incredible success rate.”

Individuals accepted into transitional homes are first selected by workers from the O Toys Health and Social Services Center (Cisso), in collaboration with Gate Amy. Mr. Tremble explains that the transition period is basically three months, but this can be extended depending on the case. $ 200 per month contribution is requested to pay for activities and community support on the site.

“We started negotiations with Sisso to follow people when they were in their permanent dormitories,” Tremblay explained. After they come out of the transition, many of these people still need help or adaptation. In this sense, we need more workers to be able to move around the territory and that becomes the role of CISSSO. However, these discussions should continue. ”

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