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Golf courses serving as homeless shelter areas will have negative effect, experts say

Homeless will be too far from needed services


November 2, 2021
By London Free Press

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Turning two municipal golf courses on the outskirts of London, Ont. into winter homeless shelter grounds will actually have a negative effect on a plan based on good intentions, community outreach workers with Sanctuary London say. They suggest living in the downtown area is key to the health and well-being of the homeless who would be closer to necessary services. The city has planned winter shelters to be located at the River Road and Fanshawe municipal golf courses.

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