The Mustard Seed is no longer pursuing a safe sober house at the Ramada and Chinook Motel on Mayor Magrath Drive in Lethbridge.
The news comes after the nonprofit was denied federal funding from the Rapid Housing Initiative. The Christian, Alberta based charity has set its sights on a property located at Western One at 110 13th St S.
Spokesperson, Byron Bradley says they are not giving up getting homeless people their own keys. He says they are willing to be transparent with people in whichever neighbourhood they secure.
“We are new in this community and that trust and that respect is going to build over time. I’ve had the personal privilege and honour of meeting a number of businesses in the community already,” adds Bradley “we are telling the community that business owners and managers that we will stand shoulder to shoulder with them”.
The Mustard Seed says they will be engaging with community members in the area as they work with the city on a zoning application.