Community Hub opens to support unsheltered individuals
A temporary community space established to provide support for Spruce Grove residents who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, officially opened October 24, 2022.
The Community Hub is located at 410 King Street and will be staffed by two full-time, trained outreach workers. Residents will have access to client-centred, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive support in areas including social and emotional well-being, mental and medical health, and financial services.
“City Council is committed to facilitating access to supports for residents who are unsheltered or at risk of homelessness in Spruce Grove and we asked Administration to look at short-term solutions to address this challenge, while we continue working towards longer-term strategies,” said Mayor Jeff Acker. “The Community Hub will be a resource for people to access the supports they need as they work to get back on their feet.”
The Community Hub is not a shelter facility and overnight/after hours accommodations are not available. The space will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
The facility will initially operate for a seven-month period, ending in June 2023. No decisions have been made about the future of the Community Hub beyond this date.
More information about the Community Hub is available online.