The centre saw its $150,000 annual gaming grant reduced to $75,000 this year, and, after changing the criteria, the province said supportive housing would not receive any gaming funds during the next fiscal year.
gravel roof, flooding the building.
"These people are part of our Crossroads community, absolutely, and seeing them dispersed out into the community and even some of them leaving Kelowna in general is just very sad for all of us. Quite a few of them have been with us for a while. They really were regular faces Omega Seamaster 300 Military throughout the Omega Seamaster 600m Price
"A couple of them have already chosen to move out and move back with family or make their own choices," Gilmore said.
"I think the public should be aware of the need for low income housing and second stage recovery houses for people," the 49 year old said.
"The public sees the rich people in Kelowna; they don't see the poverty or the guy working three or four jobs to make ends meet or the girl that has a substance abuse problem and needs the support of those kinds of facilities. Some people don't have $8,000 or $9,000 for a treatment facility."
"We don't have a solid or a hard line with the guys as far as the end of March. We do have the ability to house a few of them longer term if we have to, but all 18, no."
"It was our last hurrah with them as a group," Gilmore said.
"It was just one of those things. That precipitated a few things. We had to evacuate our detox unit on the main floor that day, with our detox patients going to our main building on a temporary basis," she said.
After recently announcing it was closing its independent housing for 10 women in recovery at the end of March, the centre has decided to close its 18 bed equivalent for men by the end of the month.
"To go find affordable housing in this community is kind of hard, especially with not a lot of second stage recovery housing independent living with structure. It's a stepping stone. I think the community should build one every three (to) four years," he said.
"Men's supportive living is under the same umbrella as the women's," said executive director Shelley Gilmore on Wednesday. "It was the same issue with the gaming grants."
Mike, one of the residents, who didn't want his last name published, lived there for almost three years, moved out, fell off the wagon and came back for the past five months.
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The centre is working with community partners and other social service agencies to "reposition" clients or find market housing for them, she said.
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Closing both the women's and men's supportive housing is "very sad," she said.
Residents would drop in to the administration offices to say hello, and some even helped out with maintenance jobs, such as mowing the lawn, as part of their recovery.
The 18 men were temporarily relocated to the Recreation Inn while Gilmore tried to figure out how she could use remaining gaming funds to extend their stay.
Interviews have been set up for the New Gate apartment of the John Howard Society, and some residents have made arrangements with other housing providers.
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