January 5, 2018
A homeless shelter in Selkirk, Man., is looking for volunteers after it had to shut down this month because it didn’t have enough staff.
René Gauthier, the chair of the soup kitchen that runs St. Francis Place homeless shelter, says he and another volunteer pulled at least two 13-hour overnight shifts a week at the shelter throughout December before deciding to close its doors for the month of January.
“After a while, it gets you down. You get tired and you know, it’s not healthy,” he said.