15. My Journey

15. My Journey

I am sharing my story about my experiences in order to help to enact changes in policy with the goal of equal and fair treatment while celebrating the diversities we all have a right to enjoy. I see a need for housing to be established to prevent violence and promote acceptance. I suggest separate shelters according to gender in order to reduce conflict, as well as support for those who have other needs. People of all kinds need access for integration into society. Policies need to be established to support what is working, and to fill needs to promote independence. The goal is to end hatred and social separation, help maintain family support without stigma and chastisement, and enable more levels of support with accountable government. By sharing what I have gone through, I hope to be able to prevent additional stress for others dealing with homelessness and poverty.     

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AUTHORS: Launa Leboe
EDITOR: Inclusion Working Group, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
PUBLISHER: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015
LOCATION: Canada