Service Providers

As a service provider, you face the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty every day. It’s hard to not take those realities home to your family. How do you talk to your kids about the work you do? HRC’s Kristen Paquette caught up with Rose Clervil of the NationalCenter on Family Homelessness...
One woman's take on homelessness and human rights. Read her posts here.
I started seeing Daniel in June 2005 at a small urgent-care clinic I run for mostly injection-drug users on skid row. An addict, he was a tall, thin man with long, stringy gray hair and an unkempt beard. My notes from our initial conversation described him as "disheveled, dirty and lethargic." On...
For the past 15 years I have been working with street-involved and homeless youth in my community of St. John’s, NL. For the past 15 years I have been working with street-involved and homeless youth in my community of St. John’s, NL. I can still remember the shock and adjustment I had to make as...
In 2001, I accepted a job at Sherbourne Health Centre, which was a new health centre in the east side of downtown Toronto. The ‘infirmary’ is a 20 bed program, open 24 hour/day, for homeless and marginally housed persons who have an acute medical condition and have no place to go to adequately...
Since the winter of 2002 I am a nurse volunteer on the health bus, a mobile outreach program in downtown Toronto. Since the winter of 2002 I am a nurse volunteer on the health bus, a mobile outreach program in downtown Toronto. The health bus program was started in the late 1990s by the Wellesley...

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