RBL shelter provides refuge for homeless

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Rock Bay Landing is celebrating it’s third anniversary. The Times Colonist takes a look at what the emergency shelter is all about.

Listening to some of residents, you get a sense of the tensions that inevitably follow the drug addiction and mental illness of many shelter residents. One woman talks about how earlier in the month someone was wheeled out on a stretcher because of a non-fatal overdose. A few weeks later, an older man had to be removed because he was spitting vitriol and racist comments about First Nations people. But there are bright spots, too, including the weekly art classes Patrick Neilson runs and the boisterous games of foosball.

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Source: Times Colonist

Author: Katie DeRosa