The Pas Friendship Centre recently released a statement regarding the closure of The Oscars Place Homeless Shelter. According to their statement the TPFC has had to pay for the accumulated deficits incurred over the years by the shelter and they have not received any additional municipal, provincial, or federal dollars for the shelter.
Because of these difficulties TPFC is in a large amount of debt and they will continue to have the debt payments down the road. Applications for grants and funding have been submitted for financial support but the applications were not successful as many other communities have similar demands.
The shelter often receives donations of personal items and financial contributions from members of the community and the statement concluded by saying that it will take a community effort to overcome the challenges that the homeless shelter continues to face.
The shelter is expected to close on September 30th at 7AM.