After an announcement was made last week by The Pas Friendship Centre that they were ceasing operations of The Oscars Place Homeless Shelter due to poor funding and support, UCN Instructor Oliva McCorriston called a special meeting that took place at the UCN lobby on September 2nd.
The meeting gave residents the opportunity to voice their concerns about not having a homeless shelter in The Pas and their ideas of how they could raise funds to keep the shelter running. Some people in attendance had a personal connection to homelessness.
The next step is to determine the operating costs of running the shelter by gaining information from The Pas Friendship Centre and to start fundraising as soon as possible.
MLA Amanda Lathlin was present at the meeting and she said she was proud of the
community for coming together to help their less fortunate community members.
There will be another meeting on a later date to discuss the fundraising plan and what else can be done to save the shelter. The plan is to have this meeting with the friendship centre