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Media Advisory - MacGillivray-Brown Hall on Queen’s Campus to serve as temporary home for Kingston Youth Shelter

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Queen’s University, along with the Kingston Youth Shelter, City of Kingston, United Way of  KFLA, Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region and Atkinson Home Hardware are working together to help address the growing issue of youth homelessness in our city.

McGillivray-Brown Hall is being transformed into a temporary emergency youth shelter. Starting in April, the Barrie Street facility will offer 16 sleeping pods to youth aged 16-24 who are in need of a place to sleep. The location will be used for several months, until construction of a new youth shelter facility in Kingston is complete.

Media is invited to watch volunteers from Habitat from Humanity construct sleeping pods that will provide privacy and comfort to the youth who use them. Interviews with partners in the project will also be available.

The Kingston Youth Shelter provides a safe environment for youth ages 16-24. Beds are available on a “first come, first served” basis.

What: Media is invited to watch workers from Habitat Kingston construct sleeping pods that will provide privacy and comfort to the youth who use them. Stakeholder interviews will also be available.

When: Wednesday, March 23 at 10am

Where:  MacGillivray-Brown Hall 218 Barrie Street

Who:

  • Anne Brown, Executive Director, Kingston Youth Shelter
  • Cathy Borowec, Chief Executive Officer Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region
  • Representatives from Atkinson Home Hardware

 

Please RSVP Julie Brown to confirm attendance.

Before arriving on campus, all individuals participating  must download the Queen’s SeQure App and complete a short COVID-19 self-assessment. Queen’s University continues to maintain its COVID-19 masking and vaccination policies until at least the end of the current term.

 

 

Media Contacts

Julie Brown, Media Relations Manager

Julie.brown@queensu.ca

 

 

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