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Native Women’s Shelter forced to close after outbreak among staff – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202034 Views

Services still offered to women, children while they are housed in a hotel

May 19, 2020

The Native Women’s Shelter in Montreal, a vital service for the city’s Indigenous population, has had to close its doors because of COVID-19.

Nakuset, the shelter’s executive director, said an outbreak among much of her staff left her with little choice.

The seven women and three children who were living at the shelter will be safely housed at a hotel until the shelter can be cleaned and disinfected, she said.

“Staff can call the hotel, our psychologist can call the hotel and do sessions during the week,” she said.

“So they still have those services that they used to get at the shelter and I am looking forward to opening the doors again starting fresh with a new set of rules.”

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