Transition House prepares to move back to Chapel Street into new home with a new plan

Transition House moved into Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI) in March in response to the pandemic. It will be going back to its original house on Chapel Street in Cobourg on August 1 following some renovations. The board has also created a new five-year strategic plan.

For those who face barriers finding a home, Transition House is an emergency shelter in Cobourg where they can find a place to sleep, a decent meal, and, hopefully, begin a journey back from the many difficulties they face.

When the pandemic hit, the shelter was not well suited to provide the necessary protections for its clients. Through a collaboration of many people, a closed high school in Cobourg, CCI, was opened as a temporary location. But with fall quickly approaching and public schools reopening, clients and staff will return to the old Chapel Street building.

Anne Newman, executive director of Transition House, spoke with me about the move back and the results of the organization’s recent annual general meeting. Here is our phone conversation.

Originally aired: July 10, 2020

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