DEMAND THAT HOSTEL SERVICES OPEN MORE SHELTERS NOW !!
Spring has sort of come, and like the first shivering robin's another sign is that governments across the country close down their winter shelters for the homeless. The following is from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), and they call for a reversal of this annual event.
[ocap] DEMAND THAT HOSTEL SERVICES OPEN MORE SHELTERS NOW!
HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE TAKE?
DEMAND THAT HOSTEL SERVICES OPEN MORE SHELTERS NOW!
By the first week of April, most Out of the Cold (OOTC) Programs will have closed their doors. This will mean a loss of 130 beds on average per night. The City has already shut down over 300 shelter beds. The system is full, and is about to get even worse.
Every spring the Out of the Colds get shut down and hundreds more people are forced onto the street. Add to that the extra 300 beds the city has shut down plus the cuts to services and an aggressive influx of cops into poor neighbourhoods.
All this adds up to a vicious attack on homeless people that will not stop or even slow down--unless we stand up for ourselves and each other and make the city back off.
PROTEST THE LACK OF FOOD AND SHELTER!
Sunday April 6, 2008 - OCAP Overnight "Out of the Cold"
4pm – 7:30am -Central Neighborhood House (349 Ontario St.)
Monday April 7, 2008 – Breakfast and Press Conference
9am – Breakfast - Friendship Centre (323 Dundas St. E)
9:30am - Press conference – please attend.
For more information contact OCAP 416-925-6939, firstname.lastname@example.org