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A Place Called Home to be reimagined as old building set to be torn down

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A Place Called Home to be reimagined as old building set to be torn down
Several original board members of A Place Called Home, and staff, got together to see the structure one last time.

The century-plus residential buildings of A Place Called Home – as well as the shelter office – are set to fall next week and in its place a new home will rise for those who need temporary emergency shelter.

Dave Tilley, executive director of the shelter, says it took thousands of hours of volunteer labour and sweat to develop the old buildings “and it served us and the community well for decades.”

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A Place Called Home moves towards housing continuum model

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David Tilley, ED of APCH, gestures toward the new shelter. Photo: Sienna Frost.

A Place Called Home (APCH) is at a critical turning point.

Their 19-bed homeless shelter was already at 100 per cent capacity when the first wave of COVID-19 necessitated they move their clients into motel rooms.

Now the number of individuals in their care hovers around 50 people.

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City to receive $1.75 million in ‘social services relief fund’ from province

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L to R: Deputy Mayor Patrick O'Reilly, Hope Lee Manager Human Services (Housing), Mayor Andy Letham, MP Jamie Schmale, Karen Round – President APCH, MPP Laurie Scott, APCH Executive Director Dave Tilley.

MPP Laurie Scott has announced that Kawartha Lakes will receive $1,750,249 as part of Phase 2 of the social services relief fund to expand and renovate A Place Called Home in Lindsay. The renovation includes building a new 19-bed shelter along with five new affordable housing units, one four-bedroom house and four one-bedroom apartments.

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