120 Gorge will soon go to public meeting for input on transforming it into supportive housing for Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness.

A proposal to transform the former Traveller’s Inn on Gorge Road into supportive housing for First Nations will soon go to the public for input. The City of Victoria bought the 68-unit motel at 120 Gorge Rd. East almost five years ago. It and another Traveller’s Inn were purchased by the City of Victoria for $5.8 million. “I’m thrilled to see that housing for aboriginal families,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “But I hope that in the future, when the city purchases properties, we have a better business plan for so doing.”

Read the article: Ex-Traveller’s Inn to house First Nations

Source: Times Colonist

In Crisis?:

If you require urgent emotional support, including having thoughts of suicide and other mental health issues, please call Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888.

Youth (under 25 years of age) may access youthspace.ca for online emotional support.

For other resources, including shelter availability, visit bc211.ca