The YMCA of Greater Moncton’s ReConnect Street Intervention Program has been unable to find a new home after the lease on its St. George Street location was terminated early.
As a result, the program devoted to helping individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless will no longer be offering a drop-in service and will instead focus on outreach.
Interim director Lisa Ryan says their base will now be at the YMCA on War Veterans Avenue.
“We are going to be more aggressive in our outreach approach throughout the downtown core. We are still going to offer intakes, hopefully starting again next week, and they will be more of a mobile intake service instead of a centralized intake,” she notes.
Ryan says it makes more sense to focus on outreach since ReConnect staff conducted more than 2400 street level interventions last year which was a 50 percent increase over the previous year.