City council has been asked to donate $200,000 in support of the creation of Living Space, a new initiative aimed at helping the homeless in Timmins.

The idea was put forward at this week’s council meeting by representatives of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Cochrane Temiskaming Branch, who want to set up an operations facility, transitional housing and a warming centre at 25 Cedar St. N.

Catherine Simunovic, the president of the CMHA board, told council that Living Space is also the concept name given to a partnership of 11 organizations, who she said are passionately committed to ending the chronic homelessness problem in Timmins.