St. Pat’s Family Centre has taken a first step at a new life, but there’s still a long road ahead.
Moncton City Council voted to loan the centre around $10, 000 to pay former staff and to reimburse clients.
Councillor at Large Greg Turner says the city will work as a Facilitator for the two groups who are trying to keep the centre alive.
“We are not stepping in to take over any part of the organization or the running of it, but more as working as a Facilitator to help each group meet together to help faciliate meetings. If we have any expertise we can lend to them from the different departments we have at city hall, I bekieve we are open to that as a city, but the two groups hopefully will merge and plan a future direction,” Turner says.
A group called Friends of St. Pat’s plans to work with the two remaining Board members to look at how to keep the centre open.
Turner says there are still a lot of questions that have to be answered, and a lot of uncertainty, “As a city, we’re all wondering what we can do to help facilitate the future of the centre.”