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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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City Council approves demolition of heritage church manse

Kingston City Council voted on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to approve the demolition of a heritage building at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets. The removal will make way for a new Youth Services Hub, operated by Home Base Housing (HBH). “It is a loss,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said

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Home Base Housing announces changes in approach to housing services

Home Base Housing has announced some changes that are currently taking place, as well as a shift in how their services will be carried out in the future. The local not-for-profit supportive housing organization announced on Thursday, Jul. 6, 2020 that it will be “moving towards a new emergency housing

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Dr. Moore to campers: ‘Nothing about you, without you’

Dr. Kieran Moore, Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, uses a simple phrase to sum up his approach to the Belle Park tent camp: “Nothing about you, without you,” he said. This maxim of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit keeps the affected people at the centre

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Finding a home a struggle for those with support animals

A woman, her daughter and their two emotional support animals say they are struggling to find housing that can accommodate them after fleeing unsafe housing in Millhaven, Ont. last week. Kelly Hennessey, her 13-year-old daughter, their St. Bernard, Willow, and pot-belly pig, Ghost, spent Sunday night at a Kingston hotel

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Belle Park homeless camp ‘very temporary’ City says

The City of Kingston is working to find alternative solutions for the homeless camp at Belle Park soon, according to Robert Hosier, Communications Officer for the City of Kingston.  Hosier said the City has not determined a maximum number of occupants for the site, where a group of Kingston’s homeless

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Belle Park becomes ‘hub’ For Kingston’s outdoor homeless community

The City of Kingston has approved the entrance to Belle Park on Montreal Street as a temporary camping location in response to the growing number of homeless people choosing to live outdoors across Kingston. According to Nathan Rosevear, who has been living at the camp at Belle Park for three

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Princess Street United Church site to be home to new Youth Services Hub

A new, youth-focused development will soon be located at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets according to the plans Home Base Housing (HBH) revealed today for the Princess Street United Church (PSUC) site. The property, acquired by HBH last summer, will remain home to the church congregation, but will

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Home Base Housing responds to Queen’s residence project

Earlier this week, Queen’s University hosted an open house about their proposed student residence development, and those in attendance voiced both opposition and support of the project. The development is expected to house approximately 325 beds, and will be located on Albert Street, just south of Union Street. Two existing

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Martello School to close after sale of Princess Street United Church

Princess Street United Church is in the process of being sold to Home Base Housing, and the 32-year-old school that is currently within the church will close at the end of next month. Last week, both Princess Street United Church (PSUC) confirmed that the stately church at the corner of

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