Winter homeless shelter sees management change

NANAIMO – Marla Thorburn was appointed interim executive director of Unitarian Fellowship shelter.

Marla Thorburn has been appointed interim executive director of Nanaimo’s only low-barrier winter weather shelter located in the lower level of the Townsite Road building.

As an active member of the Unitarian Fellowship, she is familiar with the work of the shelter. What began as an extreme weather shelter has become a winter weather shelter, with the City of Nanaimo topping up the rest of the season enabling the shelter to be open every night. An application to continue funding has been submitted.