Friday, 22 September 2017 03:55

Dorie’s House will be shutting its doors soon

Written by  Andrea Carol
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Youth who find themselves without a safe place to go in Swift Current will soon be combating more than chilly fingers and cold weather as winter approaches. Dorie’s House has announced its closure due to financial shortfall.

Dorie’s House, a non-profit charitable organization fighting youth homelessness, opened in January of this year. Not even nine months later, the shelter doors are going to close soon for an undetermined period of time.
According to one of the organizers, one problem is the lack of financial support from the provincial government.
“In spite of the assistance we are providing the community, numerous meetings and requests for help, we have not yet received any assistance from the provincial government,” stated President of Dorie’s House, Robert Hale.
“The community came together to build a shelter to protect our youth and we have a strong dedicated staff willing to provide support for the vulnerable in the southwest, yet the government has failed to provide financial support. 
“The community has done their part and families have come to us for help but without the support of the government, we must close our doors. We set out to work with the government to provide support for youth and we remain committed as ever to that goal. Youth homelessness has been in our community for decades. We came together because we see a real opportunity to make positive changes. Rather than go to the government seeking a solution, we did the work to develop a solution for the southwest. We are asking the government to support the cause and shelter we have all worked so hard to build.”
Dorie’s House has operated solely on community support up until this point.
To date, the shelter has provided residence to more than 25 youth from around the southwest and provided over 500 bed stays.
In addition, House staff had over twenty contacts with youth who have come to the facility for various reasons and the shelter has successfully provided support and assisted in reuniting the youths with family.
Those who want to help Dorie’s House, donations are still being accepted by the shelter. Call 306-773-8937 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

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