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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:04

Media tour of Dorie's House in Swift Current, Nov. 14, 2016

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A three-day community open house took place at Dorie's House, an emergency shelter in Swift Current for homeless youth in southwest Saskatchewan, from Nov. 14 to 16. It was an opportunity for people to see what the completed shelter looks like. Pictured are images from a media tour of the facility on Nov. 14. Representatives from the City of Swift Current, the Cypress Health Region and Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (YES) board members were present at the media tour. Southwest YES President Bob Hale presented gifts to Tom and Charmaine Westbury to recognize their role in coordinating the construction of the shelter. The project had been a community build that involved donations of expertise, labour and materials from local contractors and businesses. Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault presented a plaque to Southwest YES to congratulate the non-profit organization on the completion of the shelter. The facility will provide accommodation to up to eight young people of all genders between the ages of 14 and 18. They will be able to stay in the facility for up to 90 days. The shelter will start to accommodate homeless youth on Jan. 15, 2017.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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