The Community Outreach Centre will have a new operator beginning April 18th, 2022.
The Adventure Group will lead the day-to-day operations of the Centre with support from partners; the Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division, Upper Room Hospitality Ministry and ResourceAbilities. The Adventure Group will also have the involvement and support of all members of the working group.
“Just over two years ago, the Community Outreach Centre opened as a pilot program for a warming shelter and it has evolved into a critical support service for Islanders,” says Brad Trivers, Minister of Social Development & Housing.
“The centre would not be where it is today without the critical work of the Salvation Army and the Community Outreach Centre Working Group, who have worked tirelessly to support marginalized Islanders. The Adventure Group and the Government of PEI share a common goal of creating opportunities for learning and development, at any age.
“The department looks forward to working with The Adventure Group to increase supports and services offered at the Community Outreach Centre.”
The Adventure Group will be implementing more supports at the Community Outreach Centre including additional case management, access to mental health services and career counselling.
“We are excited to embark on this next chapter and continuing to build on the solid foundation the Salvation Army has laid for the Community Outreach Centre,” says Roxanne Carter Thompson, Executive Director of The Adventure Group. “We look forward to working collaboratively with other organizations, expanding the program and services for clients to respond to basic needs, improving health and wellness, addressing housing insecurity and building skills for success.”
The centre will continue to be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Support will be offered to people seeking financial assistance, counselling, employment, food and housing. Islanders will also be able to access washrooms, laundry facilities, telephones and computers as well as connections to community and government organizations and services.
Oversight of the centre is provided by a working group that includes Blooming House; Canadian Mental Health Association; City of Charlottetown – Police Services; Community Legal Information; Department of Social Development and Housing; Health PEI Mental Health and Addictions; John Howard Society; Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island; Native Council of Prince Edward Island; PEERS Alliance; ResourceAbilities (formerly known as PEI Council of People with Disabilities); Salvation Army; The Adventure Group, and the Upper Room Food Bank.
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Taken from the press release on the Government of PEI website
FOR MORE INFORMATION
on Community Outreach Centre, call 902-367-3884 or visit their Facebook page
Community Outreach Centre services can be accessed in person at 241 Euston Street or calling/ texting 2-1-1.