LOCAL GROUPS LOOK TO TACKLE PROBLEMS AT THE NORFOLK INN
2/7/2018 7:25:54 AM
myFM has learned the Salvation Army, along with several other local groups, are in talks to try and provide a stronger presence at the Norfolk Inn in downtown Simcoe.
David Mole is a Housing Support Worker with the Haldimand-Norfolk Emergency Housing Program.
He tells myFM that the Salvation Army, along with other stakeholders like C-M-H-A and the County, are working with the owners of the Norfolk Inn to try and set up offices either inside the building or as close as possible.
According to Mole, this has been in the works for about two and a half years of negotiations which are currently ongoing.
He says himself and other frontline workers are often called to the hotel to provide their support and offer services.
Mole says there are a number of factors surrounding the Norfolk Inn from homelessness, addiction and mental health issues that are reaching crisis levels.
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