Area Residents surprised by recent plans for Sherbourne Health Center

Contributed by Cabbagetown South Residents Assossciation

Area residents were surprised to learn that Sherbourne Health has leased two floors of their building at 333 Sherbourne Street to St Michaels hospital to house a residential drug and alcohol withdrawal program.  The program currently runs out of two locations one at the Maxwell Meighan men’s hostel and another location at Ossington and Queen.
At a community meeting hosted by St Michael’s staff on February 18th, area residents were advised that the current program is moving to better operate services for “our community”.  The program will house up to 36 men from the area shelters in need of drug and alcohol withdrawal support.  The average stay will be 3 to 7 days and clients will be  then be placed into follow up supportive drug and alcohol withdrawal programs.
Area residents voiced concerns about the concentration of such services in the area and the need for healthy commercial/retail environment on our main streets.  There is little to draw area residents to Sherbourne Street from Richmond up to Carlton Street and continued concentration of services directed towards under housed men in this area has reached a tipping point. Many people with mental health and addiction issues are pushed to our area due to a lack of services throughout the region. Plans such as this one to further concentrate services in a troubled area while ignoring the lack of services in other parts of the city is an issue that needs to be addressed.  We had invited staff from the program to our next meeting but the are not availalbe.  We have tentatively agreed for them to attend out May meetiing.   We suggest you learn more about the proposal and voice your concerns to our area Councillor, MP and MPP at the email addresses listed under contact information below.
For more infor please visit cabbagetownsouth.ca or email info@cabbagetownsouth.ca

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