June 26, 2019
Shelters are at full capacity in Kelowna and over 300 people are on a waitlist for supportive housing, says Central Okanagan Journey Home Society.
“We know that our shelters are full and turn people away regularly. That is about 200 shelter spaces full, plus those still living outside,” executive director Gaelene Askeland said.
There are at least three more new supportive housing buildings underway that will house about 150 people, but Askeland says that’s not enough.
“More needs to be done.”