The City of Hamilton Housing Services Division is hosting a virtual community conversation about the Cathedral Shelter (378 Main St East) located in the Stinson neighbourhood on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Join us for a virtual community meeting where City staff and community partners will provide an overview of future plans for the site, and answer questions from the community.
On Thursday, December 9, the City’s Emergency & Community Services Committee will consider a staff report that proposes a variety of short term interventions to transform the shelter system and increase shelter capacity through the winter. This report builds on previously approved actions to support COVID-19 emergency supports, through a long-term transition to a more responsive, resilient, sustainable and housing-focused homeless-serving system.
In response to local challenges in access to shelter space for women, the report recommends the temporary shelter located at 378 Main Street East (the former Cathedral Boys School) transition into a gender specific emergency shelter (accommodating approximately 80-100 beds) on a temporary basis until June 30, 2022. If approved, Good Shepherd Centre Hamilton will continue to operate the location as a gender-specific emergency shelter for women, trans-feminine, trans-masculine and non-binary adults on a temporary basis.
In advance of the meeting, residents can review the December 9 Emergency & Community Services Committee Agenda item 8.2.
Staff Report - Adaptation and Transformation of Services for People Experiencing Homelessness Update 4 (HSC20020(d)) (City Wide).
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