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Monday, February 24, 2014

Salvation Army's Funding Request Denied By DSD

A request from the Salvation Army for more funding to go towards the Centre of Hope getting shot down by the Department of Social Development. 

Minister Madeline Dube tells CHSJ News they have been reviewing the request for the past few weeks and says based on the business plan and financial information given to them by the Salvation Army, they've decided they're not able give them more than the $1.1-million already being given.

The department says they could find efficiencies and that they will work with the non-profit to identify those so that it can be more financially sustainable. She tells us in terms of changes, a combination of things would need to happen including reducing services and staffing.

The centre's future is currently uncertain, and it could be closing by the end of February.