The women’s shelter in the community of Hopedale is now closed.
Tina Flowers is the Coordinator of the shelter.
She says different groups and organizations held a meeting on Monday about the status or the structure of the old building that houses the shelter.
Flowers says the decision for the closure was due to foundation issues and its overall poor shape.
She says the shelter is run by a volunteer board of 9 members that provide very good support.
The supporters are the RCMP, Social Services, the local clinic and Labrador Grenfell Health representative, Lisa Blackmore.
Flowers says a proposal for a new shelter will be sent to LGH to be presented to the province.
She says they were informed by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador that the is money there for the building
And all they have to do is submit proposal for approval.
Flowers says once approved, construction would have to start next year with the lateness in the shipping season.
Flowers added while there is no shelter for women for the time being, if need be the women will stay with families and friends.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Hopedale Womens Shelter Closes Due To Foundation Issues
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Women has to and/or needs this shelter, women are abused too much, we need our shelters away from the fists, foot and words.ReplyDelete
Anonymour said "Women has to and/or needs this shelter, women are abused too much, we need our shelters away from the fists, foot and words."ReplyDelete
All true words, but the shelter for Hopedale, well according to this news, is that it is only being shut down for the time being. What is worst? Abuse from a man, or death by an unstable building? The board members of volunteers there in Hopedale, besides looking out for the safety of women from men, also see the danger of the buildings physical structure.
Also, the news OK reports, is that the board of the Shelter has submitted a proposal to the Labrador Grenfell Health, who in turn will submit it to the Provincial Government. The NL Government has also stated that the monies for a new building for Hopedale is there, it is now the matter of submitting the proposal to get these monies. So be happy and patient.