Someone in Canada suffers a serious traumatic brain injury every 3three minutes of every day. That’s almost 165,000 serious brain injuries per year. This does not include concussions, non-traumatic brain injuries, military injuries, or unreported cases. https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/june-is-brain-injury-awareness-month-research-suggests-that-there-is-a-correlation-between-acquired-brain-injury-and-homelessness-3838521 Continue reading June is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Research suggests that there is a correlation between acquired brain injury and homelessness
A small community in northwestern Alberta says it dismantled a homeless camp on private property last week after receiving complaints about criminal activity. But advocates for the dozen or so First Nation and Métis peoples evicted from the homemade shacks are calling for compassion. Continue reading ‘They’re human beings’: Alberta town takes down homeless camp
TORONTO — Steve Doherty of Youth Without Shelter highlights their programs and services, along with ways we can help support. https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/things-to-know-t-o/ending-youth-homelessness-1.5408655 Continue reading Ending youth homelessness
The $150,000 in donations will support Safe Suites, which provides 24/7 supportive housing to six youth, ongoing programs for youth across the community and future projects that will aim to provide supportive housing for even more vulnerable youth in Kamloops. https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/community/2020-campout-to-end-youth-homelessness-event-raised-record-amount-1.24298600 Continue reading Kamloops Campout to End Youth Homelessness raised record amount
The City of Edmonton is updating how it responds to encampments with a focus on providing housing and support to those in need while discouraging the continued presence of homeless camps. “They will move to close down those camps in as short order as we possibly can,” said Rob Smyth with the city. https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/edmonton-plans-for-new-approach-to-homeless-encampments-1.5406075 Continue reading Edmonton plans for new approach to homeless encampments
Wheatley says the drugs have turned her daughter into someone unrecognizable. Before she started using, Wheatley said her daughter had no problem holding three jobs. Now, her daughter is unemployed. Wheatley herself has medical issues of her own, which make it difficult for her to travel back and forth to see and help her daughter. … Continue reading Diane Wheatley’s daughter suffers from drug addiction and is homeless. She believes Vernon needs better outreach before she’s found dead.
Tomiczek says she lost her rental suite in Chinatown after a serious bout of pneumonia prevented her from working. She moved into the Howard Johnson last spring, one of 78 residents who now live in the facility leased by BC housing and operated by Our Place Society. Continue reading From opportunities to challenges: A closer look inside one of Victoria’s ‘homeless hotels’
It was with a heavy heart this week that Julian Daly, executive director of the Our Place Society in Victoria, decided to pen a commentary in the Times Colonist calling for involuntary care for a small subsection of people with severe psychiatric disorders who are experiencing homelessness. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/should-people-with-severe-mental-illnesses-and-no-home-be-forced-into-treatment-1.6007637 Continue reading Should people with severe mental illnesses and no home be forced into treatment?
“It’s impacted everyone differently,” Latchford said. “The shelter clients and staff of course are very fearful,” A January 2021 study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggested those fears were justified. It found that at the height of the first wave from March 14 to June 16 last year, people with a recent history … Continue reading Staying safe a daily struggle for the homeless
Such a sad state. The system that is shattering due to Covid-19, and other factors, has no where for these people to live. Can the city not take a leadership role and house these people? We are all on the verge of homelessness and the system must help instead of hinder. Continue reading Water Cooler: Building permits in Nanaimo & housing the homeless