Homeless with psychiatric issues

An emergency shelter in Moncton has seen a jump in the number of people being released from hospital with nowhere to go.

The House of Nazareth’s Joe Leger told CBC the release of people, with psychiatric issues is tricky because they need to find a group home or special care or peer-supported housing which takes time. He agreed there was a 7% drop in overall shelter use last year as stated by the Greater Moncton Homeless Steering Committee this week…but he said the length of the stays was increasing. He also said they are seeing more seniors using their services.