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Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

Clients of Deacon House have temporarily been relocated due to a furnace malfunction.

Deacon House is operated by Health PEI and offers overnight shelter for up to six adult males over the age of 19 who abuse substances or have a chemical dependency. On Dec. 10, the building’s furnace failed and, since then, clients who would normally receive shelter at Deacon House have been staying in emergency housing units through Social Development and Housing. 

Health PEI Mental Health and Addictions staff have been assigned to maintain services to clients during this time. 

“While the unfortunate infrastructure failure at Deacon House has resulted in Deacon House services being relocated for the time being, clients can rest assured they will be supported now and into the future,” said James Aylward, Minister of Health and Wellness.

Health PEI is in the process of repairing the furnace and clients will be able to use that facility as soon as repairs are complete.

In the coming months, Health PEI, the Department of Health and Wellness and the Department of Social Development will be working together to streamline service delivery of transitional housing for Islanders, moving forward.

Media contact:

Everton McLean
Senior Communications Officer
Health PEI
(902) 213-1507

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