As you’ve likely heard, the Wesley Day Centre is in a tough situation. The lease for our drop-in day centre at 195 Ferguson Ave has not been renewed, and the closure of that program has been announced. Hundreds of marginalized and vulnerable people in Hamilton currently access crucial and barrier-free services at the Wesley Day Centre.
A motion was passed during a City Council meeting on July 11, 2019 and we are pleased to say that Council has directed its staff to negotiate an agreement with Wesley so to access the necessary funds to continue to operate the Day Centre past August 23, 2019. City of Hamilton staff will work with Wesley to find a new location, which would possibly also include a CTS (consumption and treatment service) program. An update on progress towards a new site will be delivered to City Council in November and we will continue to update this page as we have new information to share.
Thank you to everyone who signed the open letter, attended the Save the Wesley Day Centre rally, sat in the gallery at City Council for an Emergency & Community Services meeting, tweeted, shared, or simply hoped for the best for marginalized people and the Wesley Day Centre over the past few weeks.
If you know of a location that would work as a new permanent location for the Wesley Day Centre, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to make a donation, you can do so here.
If you have any questions about making a donation or our funding needs, please contact Andrea Buttars, Resource Development Manager at email@example.com or at 905-528-5629 x 248
*NEW* Hamilton teaming with Wesley to try to save its Day Centre – CBC Hamilton
*NEW* Wesley Day Centre gets possible reprieve from Hamilton City Council – The Hamilton Spectator
Hundreds rally to support Wesley Day Centre – The Hamilton Spectator
June 26: Wesley Day Centre, Aberdeen traffic and other letters to the editor – The Hamilton Spectator
Take action this week to save the Wesley Day Centre – Raise the Hammer
Wesley Day Centre community hub forced to close – CBC Hamilton
Don’t close the Wesley Day Centre – Raise the Hammer
Wesley Day Centre saved my life, Hamilton man says – The Hamilton Spectator
Wesley Day Centre: Hub for Hamilton’s most vulnerable closing – The Hamilton Spectator
Wesley Day Centre: Calls mount to save downtown Hamilton community hub services – The Hamilton Spectator
Hope in depths of opioid addiction found at Wesley: Hamilton doctor – The Hamilton Spectator