Published on: October 25, 2019

A downtown homeless shelter is getting ready to reopen its doors again full-time.

After being forced to close in August over community concerns, the homeless service hub has restructured its hours.

It now operates as an emergency shelter only – open every evening from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. – and will for the next three months.

More help will be available for shelter clients when it opens full-time in January, with the addition of life skills programming and counselling.

The Kenora District Services Board says a 30-unit home is being built in partnership with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services.

It will be staffed 24-hours-a-day with a mental health worker for its residents but won’t be an addictions treatment centre.

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