Niagara Falls drop-in centre for the homeless is closing

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Just three months after  a Niagara Falls drop-in centre for the homeless opened its doors, it's now closing.

The reason?

The small centre can't handle the number of people using the space at  Victoria Avenue and Willmott Street.

Angela Peebles, who started the centre in May, says she was expecting about 15 to 30 people but more than 200 started to arrive.

She said a larger space is needed and is hoping another organization, Niagara Region or City of Niagara Falls can find a permanent solution.

Peebles, who owns the The Regal Dinner, tells CKTB  she is taking a break but will continue to help the city's homeless in some fashion.