Indigenous-led winter shelter set up at Parkwood Institute – CBC

Dec 09, 2022

Atlohsa, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and city team up to provide winter response

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is again partnering with St. Joseph’s Health Care London to operate a temporary shelter space for Indigenous people experiencing homelessness as winter approaches.

The Wiigiwaaminaan Winter Response program will be an Indigenous-led shelter site at Parkwood Institute using land that backs onto Westminster Ponds.

The stand-alone building will have room to house 18 people. The building is equipped with bedrooms, as well as laundry, kitchen and bathroom facilities. The building also includes functional spaces for meetings, healing circles and the delivery of social and mental health services.

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