August 24, 2022

We are shocked and horrified at the news of what took place on the ICH property.  Details are still unclear, but our understanding is that a vehicle entered the ICH property and collided with tents where individuals isolating with COVID-19 were resting.  At this time, we are unsure of the extent of injuries. Thank you to Kingston Police Services, Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston Fire and Rescue for their prompt response and assistance.

Our hearts are with those who are injured, and with the staff and people we serve who have been witness to this horrific scene.  

The ICH group of partners is working closely with people who are unhoused and in need of support at this time. 

We thank the community for their support and offers of assistance.  We will issue a call-out for assistance when we are clearer of the need.  That call out will be made through the media and the social media channels of Trellis HIV & Community Care (@trellishiv on Instagram and Facebook) and that of our partners.

This is yet another reminder of how much work there is to yet to do to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to have a home where they can live in dignity.

In solidarity,

Gilles Charette

Executive Director, Trellis HIV & Community Care

and

Carol Ravnaas and Betty Jo Dean

Co Executive Directors, Addiction and Mental Health-AMHS

(on behalf of the Integrated Care Hub consortium of partners)