March 18, 2019
Emergency funding that helped house the homeless at motels this winter has run out, forcing Sarnia’s two at-capacity homeless shelters to turn people away once again.
After the situation became dire last fall, the Erie-St. Clair Local Health Integration Network gave $45,000 in emergency cash to help shelter 100 individuals on 881 nights at local motels in January and February.
Among those needing a roof were 14 children.
When both city shelters were filled to capacity, as many as 15 people needed to use the overflow program some nights, said Myles Vanni executive director of the Inn of the Good Shepherd.