Residents 'cautiously optimistic' after hearing home for mental illness will reopen after repairs

This story is part of Situation Critical, a series from CBC British Columbia reporting on the barriers people in this province face in accessing timely and appropriate health care.

A B.C. assisted-living facility for people with serious mental illnesses is no longer facing permanent closure, following a CBC report on the concerns of the tight-knit group of friends who live there.

Residents of Lina’s Place in New Westminster say they learned the news at a meeting on Tuesday afternoon with representatives of Fraser Health and the Pioneer Community Living Association, which operates the facility.

They were told they would still have to move out temporarily while the home is closed for necessary repairs,

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