Men

After only two years, the Housing First approach is working. The program has exceeded its goals for the past two years and the Edmonton Homeless Commission has been lucky enough to chronicle some of this success. The stories that Charles, Kelly and Wesley tell are real, local examples that...
In this interview, Jason tells us how his addictions to crack and heroin led him to become homeless on the streets of Toronto.
I met Steen while walking through a park in Vancouver, British Columbia. Local Vancouver homeless friends call the area "The Bird Sanctuary" because of the growth of trees in an urban area. I would have never found the place if it wasn't for Vancouver homeless advocate, Judy Graves. I am honored...
One of the things that just drives me crazy is the ignorance in system failure. Often, I'll have a homeless friend who truly wants to get sober. We can place him or her in a drug and alcohol treatment program. But because there is little to no affordable housing, after the program their only option...
I met Jeff in Vancouver, British Columbia. When I asked him what a day was like he responded "pretty much invisible".  Jeff got a job and the guy that hired him offered him a place to stay. When the place was robbed Jeff was thrown out because he was an ex-drug addict and ex-homeless person.  Total...
I met JR in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He has lived outside in the woods since February, which was when he was evicted from an apartment. JR says living outside is not too bad right now. Of course, winter is fast approaching, and living conditions on the streets will change rapidly.  JR...

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