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More people housed as Northern Pines opens Phase 2

Six people have moved into new units at the Northern Pines.

Officials say Phase 2 of Northern Pines, a transitional housing complex on Chippewa Street, has recently been completed.

They add it’s intended as the final step in the transitional process, and offers minimal support as people move toward independent living.

There’s a total of 20 spaces with 14 to be filled over the coming weeks.

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It’s separate from the Pines’ Phase 1 and its 16 units, which opened in 2021 and offers moderate supports.

Phase 3, which will offer the highest level of support to those experiencing chronic homelessness will open in 2024. It will boast 24 more housing units.

Officials say people can enter Northern Pines at whichever phase is best suited to their needs. As they move through the different levels of support, vacancies are filled.

“We are pleased to be opening these units before the winter sets in. Offering housing with
individualized onsite supports allows residents to work towards overcoming trauma and
become stable in their housing. We have already seen so many successes in Phase 1, we are excited to see what more opportunities will present themselves for the residents of Northern Pines with this new phase opening”, says Sue Rinneard, Executive Director Crisis Centre North Bay, and operator of Northern Pines.

People experiencing chronic homelessness can apply to Northern Pines by calling 705-474-2151 ext. 45589 or by emailing [email protected].

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