Replacement of water lines closes the shelter temporarily.
The Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre (DMSCC) has been a part of the Cold Lake community since 1982, and we have been operating out of the same building since 1989.
Operating out of a building that is nearly 30 years old has posed some challenges to the staff and clients of the DMSCC as repairs have been required to ensure daily operation is not interrupted. However, it was recently discovered the water lines in the building need to be replaced or they may burst causing water leaks and damage.
Due to the nature of the repair, it is the decision of the DMSCC’s Executive Director and Board of Directors, that the DMSCC be proactive to ensure repairs are completed as soon as possible and as a result, the shelter will need to be closed during this time.
“During the repairs, the shelter will be left without water, walls will need to be removed and it will cause health and safety issues for clients and staff,” said Susan White, Executive Director. “It is in the best interest of clients and staff that we close the shelter during this period, however we have made alternate plans to accommodate clients during this time.”
Other shelters have been made aware of our temporary closure and current staff will assist clients by transporting to other shelters when necessary.
“We will work closely with other shelters to ensure the least amount of disruption to our own clients,” added White.
The shelter closure will happen June 12, 2017 and last approximately two weeks to a month.
Our Community Support Program will continue as usual and our Helpline will remain open 24/7 for any assistance, at 780-594-3353.
For questions regarding the shelter repairs, please call Susan White at 780-594-5095.