The evacuation centre that was set up at the P&H Centre following the fire in downtown Hanover on May 19 will be closed today, May 22. The Town of Hanover’s Emergency Control Group made the decision knowing displaced residents’ sheltering needs were being met. Housing services are providing ongoing accommodation and supports through local motels for displaced residents who have been unable to find other lodging. Everyone who registered for support following the fire has been offered services. Anyone who did not register but may need supports is asked to call 2-1-1 for help.
In addition to temporary accommodation, the crisis response team continues to provide several supports to those affected by the fire. These supports include daily check ins, meals, paramedic support, medication, harm reduction, security, mental health services and others as needed.
Housing services will continue to work with individuals with the goal of finding permanent housing.
Grey County and the Town of Hanover thank all the social service providers and first responders who have assisted with the emergency.
The United Way Bruce Grey has established a disaster relief fund to support victims of the fire. Donations can be made through www.donatetoday.ca by choosing the General Fund and leaving a note to indicate Hanover Fire. Physical donations of clothing, food and other items are not requested at this time.
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