The Downtown Mission is welcoming residents to two town hall meetings about the reasons behind the move to the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library.

The first meeting is Monday June 17 and the second is Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Downtown Mission Dining Room at 664 Victoria Ave.

Executive Director Ron Dunn says it’s an opportunity for residents to learn about the ‘what and why’ behind the move and the mission’s plan to help the hungry, homeless and hurting in the community.

“Everyone knows we're going to the library building,” says Dunn. “We want to talk about the who and the why, who we're serving these days and why we need to be here at all, nevermind just in which building is irrelevant.”

The Mission had purchased the library building at 850 Ouellette Ave. last March for $3.6 million. But the move to the Central branch has been delayed until the end of February 2020 to allow the city to make renovations to move the library into the Paul Martin building.

Community members are encouraged to bring their questions and hear the facts directly from the mission’s leadership team.

The Mission plans to convert the library property into a space for its shelter, administration, food services and 30 transitional apartments.