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.