She lodged hundreds of complaints about the homeless, now she’s advocating for them

Between 2004 and 2018, Peggy Allen made approximately 500 calls to police about incidents involving people from the emergency shelter next door in Abbotsford, B.C. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-may-28-2019-1.5148615/this-b-c-woman-lodged-hundreds-of-911-complaints-about-the-homeless-now-she-s-advocating-for-them-1.5148621 Continue reading She lodged hundreds of complaints about the homeless, now she’s advocating for them

‘NO SILVER BULLET’: Medicine Hat mayor explains how city solved homelessness

Mayor Ted Clugston credits the city’s success to its Housing First program, which seeks to immediately place unsheltered people in long term housing before attempting to resolve mental health and addiction problems – and the city is saving millions as a result. https://winnipegsun.com/news/news-news/no-silver-bullet-medicine-hat-mayor-explains-how-city-solved-homelessness Continue reading ‘NO SILVER BULLET’: Medicine Hat mayor explains how city solved homelessness

‘Women face a much different experience on the street’: Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse

Littlejohn says community needs to be part of solution to homelessness By AUREN RUVINSKY “Women face a much different experience on the street,” says Doreen “Coco” Littlejohn, a Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse with two degrees and more than 30 years experience working on the front lines of homelessness, including more than 15 years in Vancouver’s … Continue reading ‘Women face a much different experience on the street’: Parksville Qualicum Beach nurse