A number of factors have come together requiring a pause in our regular weekly service.  Over the past 8 years, the numbers of homeless people, their needs, and the alternative services now available, make it appropriate for us to have a pause and reflect on what is our best course for the future.  In addition, we are no longer able to use the parking lot behind the Capital Six (Empire) theatre for setup.  We have gone from a very small operation to one where we may see 75 people looking for our services, and a large group of volunteers, at this one location alone. We have greatly appreciated the cooperation of the theatre management (who provided us with space inside to store some of our carts), and Robbins parking (who initially provided us with a free parking pass). The large crowd we attract, and some of the problems a few of them bring, has meant that we have outgrown what this space can provide without having an impact on the paying customers of the lot.  

Several of the original founders are in need of a break from the constant work that goes on behind the scenes.  It is expected that a general meeting of members and volunteers will be held at the end of August to reassess and consider how we can adapt to the situation at that time.




 


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Cameron DeLaCrois
08/05/2010 14:27

Hi folks,
I'm one of the workers at the needle exchange ambulance and I thought you needed to know that we have been having a deluge of people looking for a sandwich or a drink on Friday and Saturday nights since you folks started your break. I f there is any way that any of you want to bring us food to give out we would be most grateful. Thank you!

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Dearest Bill
08/18/2010 13:22

Dear folks, thinking of you lots and all the work you do.

Sorry to hear that you are taking a break due to the growth of oerations and lack of space. It would be nice if I could provide you a central city location for set up.

Things are going good here in Lethbridge, and I am keeping well. Miss you lots, and wish I could be there every Friday.

Hugs, Love Bill

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