Watch: The Open Door may close for good – CJAD 800

For nearly 30 years The Open Door has been offering the homeless a place to be themselves, and help whenever needed.

Now, after its home, St. Stephen’s Anglican Church was sold the drop-in centre and homeless shelter is looking for a new place to continue operating.

David Chapman, Open Door’s acting director, said with the Church’s new owner coming in the shelter needs to be out by July 31.

“If we are not able to find an alternate location, then yes, we will be essentially dumping these people out onto the street” Chapman told CJAD 800.

The problem is location, Chapman wants to keep the shelter close to its current area, but said any new home within a six block radius of Cabot Square is about five times the centres current cost.

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