By Tyler Sutherland
Siloam Mission opened its new renovated drop-in centre area on Monday after a $1.13 million makeover.
The upgrade includes new tables and chairs, flooring, additional outer doors for temperature control and updated washroom facilities. Two-hundred secure storage units were also created for those who use Siloam Mission’s services. Rather than carrying their belongings with them throughout the day, clients can now leave personal items safely and securely at the centre.
“The men and women that use Siloam’s services now benefit from improved ease of access, enhanced air quality and temperature control, and a more spacious, inviting communal space,” said Floyd Perras, Siloam Mission’s executive director.
The city and federal governments funded the construction, which involved $436,903 for the renovations and $693,427 for service delivery to Siloam Mission’s extended operational hours drop-in program.