A message from our Executive Director:
It has become necessary to adjust Waterston Centre’s services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is with great concern for its residents, clients, employees and the greater community that The Salvation Army Waterston Centre is finding it necessary to take the following actions to do its part to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
1. Immediately, we will suspend booking new clients( residents) into our private rooms.
2. Authorization of new Long-term stays in the emergency dorm shelter will cease immediately.
3. Existing long-term dorm shelter clients have been moved to our vacant private rooms on the second floor
4. The dorm shelter is now closed as it is not possible for us to meet public health COVID-19 standards in a dorm setting.
5. We are unable to accommodate gatherings in our program lounge. The program lounge is now closed to public access.
6. The main front-door will be locked at all times and monitored by our residential workers.
We are very concerned about the impact on our shelter client group and will continue to work with the Ministry of Social Services to help find alternative lodging.
Waterston Centre continues to house 99 residents in private suites and apartments and does not anticipate needing to discontinue that service. We believe that we can continue providing services to these residents for an extended period of time.
Thank you for your understanding and please prayer for our communities
Major Wayne McDonough
“Giving Hope – Transforming Lives”
Motivated by our love for God and our faith in Jesus Christ…
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.