After several weeks of shelter renovations and upgrades, the Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre is now re-open to clients.
The age of the shelter meant that many things were no longer functioning and it became an issue for leaks within the building, and as such the piping needed to be replaced. During the renovations, thanks to grant approvals, the DMSCC was able to get a small facelift with fresh paint and a much-needed kitchen upgrade.
“It is really important that our shelter feels like home for our clients,” said Executive Director Susan White. “They are coming to us at a time of crisis and we want to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for them.”
During the repairs, which took a little over a month, the interruption in service was minimal and the DMSCC staff were able to assist those clients who were experiencing crisis. The helpline was not affected and the Community Support team continued with their programs as usual.
“Our team all pulled together to get things done and ensure the impact on clients was minimal, together they all did an amazing job,” added White.
The DMSCC is now open and accepting clients who require emergency residential services. If you or someone you know is experiencing crisis, please call our helpline at 780-594-3353.