The overall goal of the Low Barrier Shelter Committee is to support the establishment of a low barrier shelter. Initially, this will mean helping to support the opening of a “white flag” shelter for the 2017-2018 winter months.
On a longer term basis, the committee is tasked with helping identify suitable sites for a permanent, year-round shelter. The committee is expected to interact with the Service Provision Committee to ensure essential linkage between outreach, shelter, and permanent housing is reflected in the shelter operating plan. Additionally the committee will assist and support the development of volunteer activities and needed in-kind services for shelter and work with the Community Engagement Committee to solicit such items.
If you would like to get involved with this committee, please reach out to Sherry Shudra (committee chair) at 919-774-8923 or via email.