The Salvation Army Booth Centre is creating a safe spot for the homeless LGBTQ community to turn to when they feel they have no where else to go.
“We know that about 23% of those in Winnipeg that are homeless youth, that’s 18-29 years old, identify themselves as being part of the LGBTQ community,” Major Rob Kerr with The Salvation Army said. Kerr said he believes there’s a need in the community and he hopes this space will address that need and motivate other shelters to follow suit.
“This will save lives. I really truly believe that this place will save lives,” according to Tia Parmeter.
Jacqueline Stewart said it’s important for the LGBTQ community to have somewhere they feel safe to come home to when they’re homeless.
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Jacqueline Stewart and Tia Parmeter used to live at Salvation Army.