December 9, 2010
The Table men’s shelter is closed, but the men’s hostel is open.
Heather Cassie, CEO of the Table Soup Kitchen Foundation, said she wants people to know there’s still a place for men who are struggling to find housing to go in the winter.
Cassie said the shelter has struggled financially to stay open in the past, and operating the building under a hostel model rather than a shelter was the best way to keep the doors open long-term. So far, she said the change has been successful.
“It’s a compromise. It’s the best we can do right now because of costs,” said Table volunteer Lynne Doyle.