September 28, 2022
Announcement from Don Seymour, Executive Director
To the Wesley community and broader city,
Chronic homelessness in Hamilton is becoming more severe, with many people remaining in unnecessary cycles of addiction and mental health crises. Individuals can recover from homelessness with persistent long-term support including harm reduction, supportive housing, and outreach workers in the community.
This is work we are already providing through some of our programs and looking to increase in 2023. We will be refocusing our resources from emergency response to address the root causes of homelessness.
As a result of this new focus, one of our programs, the Catharine St. North Day Centre for people experiencing homelessness will be closing in the Spring.
We will ensure that individuals continue to receive meals as we move forward with our community partners to create programs that will deepen our support of people suffering from homelessness and help transform lives.
We look forward to sharing more in the coming months.