Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Catholic Men's Hostel to move and expand

New downtown location will provide more opportunities for volunteers from parishes
The entrance sign to the Catholic Charities Men's Hostel. BCC file photo.
Here's a B.C. Catholic story about the upcoming move of the Catholic Charities Men's Hostel:
After serving the men's homeless community for more than half a century from its present location at the east end of Robson Street, Catholic Charities Men's Hostel will be moving sometime after 2014.

"We are planning to be in the lower stories of a soon-to-be built tower downtown," said Scott Small, director of the Shelter Services office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver and manager of the hostel.

Working with the guidance of B.C. Housing, the new hostel will expand its hours of operation from 16 to 24 and will perhaps expand from welcoming only men. There will be space dedicated to education, fellowship, and worship.

Small said it will be a welcoming environment and a state-of-the-art facility. He believes the new space will be able to provide many opportunities for volunteers from parishes to interact with guests.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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