Jersey's men's refuge could close
Mario Lundy & Danny Wherry?
Jersey's leading hostel supporting men suffering from addiction and homelessness is facing closure unless it can secure financial support from the States.
The Men's refuges offer help and support to struggling islanders, but the charity which runs them is facing a battle of its own.
Colin Taylor, from Sanctuary House, the charity which runs the refuges says it is a constant struggle to fund the facilities, which cater for men who have fallen on hard times.
The charity had managed three venues - in St Aubin, St Helier and St Peter - up until this month.
But ITV News has learned the St Helier site, on New Street, is no longer being run or used by Sanctuary House.
Now there is concern over the future of the hostel in St Peter.
Mr Taylor says they need a States grant in the region of £50,000 per year to keep both of their hostels operational.
If that does not happen he thinks the site in St Peter will have to close, leaving just the one in St Aubin, which opened two years ago, remaining.
The two current refuges house 25 islanders at any one time.
When they had three, it cost £220,000 a year to run them.
The charity currently relies on charitable donations and fundraising events to fund the facilities.