Salvation Army and PEI Government Announce New Partnership to Combat Homelessness

by Maritime
Categories: 2020, News Archive

The Salvation Army and the Department of Social Development and Housing are pleased to announce a new partnership to help keep Islanders safe and out of the cold this winter.

The Government of Prince Edward Island will provide funding for three locations that will be operated by The Salvation Army – Bedford MacDonald House men’s shelter, Smith Lodge and the Community Outreach Center. Smith Lodge will open as a 20-bed transitional housing complex completed this year.

“We have to do everything we can to make sure all Islanders have access to safe and affordable housing,” says Social Development and Housing Minister, Ernie Hudson. “This new funding for transitional housing, along with new affordable units, and financial help through mobile rental vouchers, will help meet the diverse housing needs of Islanders and keep people safe.”

Each location will provide a safe space for those experiencing homelessness on the Island. 

“The Salvation Army is honoured to be able to work with the Department of Social Development and Housing to provide these services to the community.,” says Lt. Emily Newbury of The Salvation Army in Charlottetown. “We see first-hand the need on the Island and, by working together, we can help those who need us now more than ever before.”

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