Transition Society Looks to Implement a Men's Shelter in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert's Transition Society is working hard to put an end to homelessness for men in the community by providing transitional housing.

 

Over the years the organization has been working with men and women, though only providing housing for women and children.

 

Housing First Project Coordinator James McNish says they've been working on this particular project just over 5 months-he says everyone in the community should have access to shelter and somewhere to overcome challenges and achieve goals.

 

"We're really excited to be able to support those who need it the most in our community. Last winter we talked to many people who are on the streets and it's really quite a harsh experience. So we believe everyone deserves to have a safe place to stay and so we're really hoping that we can make that a reality for people so that they can be safe," says McNish.

 

 

McNish says the organization needs between 2-6 million dollars to make this dream a reality and without funding from the government and other institutions this may be unlikely to go through, however with the support they're receiving from the community, he says there's a strong possibility.