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Abbotsford society to run new George Schmidt Centre

Abbotsford’s Kinghaven Peardonville House Society (KPHS) has been named as the non-profit operator for the George Schmidt Centre, a proposed 30-unit apartment building with support services for men with mental health and/or addiction issues at risk of homelessness. For this development, KPHS will subdivide a portion of the land where they operate the Kinghaven Treatment Centre and Valley House, a 58-unit men’s treatment centre. KPHS will then transfer ownership of the vacant land to the City of Abbotsford for the new development. A public information meeting about the centre will be held from 6-8

p.m. on Wednesday, April 13 at 31250 King Rd.

“The province is working alongside the City of Abbotsford and the Kinghaven Peardonville Housing Society for the development of this much-needed transitional housing project,” said John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South.

“We are proud to name this facility in honour of the late George Schmidt, Kinghaven’s longest-serving board member and a man dedicated to serving the needs of those we serve. When complete, the George Schmidt Centre will provide support services and stable housing for men at risk of homelessness in our community,” said Milt Walker, executive director, Kinghaven Peardonville Housing Society.

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