Homeless and Mental Illness

Toronto Hospital Forges Innovative Path For The Homeless

The Huffington Post Canada | Dileen Simms | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada Impact

Despite all the advantages we have in Canada, homelessness is a reality for far too many citizens — and besides being a serious social problem, it's...

Fixing Homelessness Means Putting Housing First

Stephen Hwang | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada
Stephen Hwang

Homelessness is more than a social issue, it's a health issue. At Home/Chez Soi has housed about 1,000 people with mental illness in five cities across Canada. Many of them are thriving. A chronic lack of affordable housing and stable employment opportunities that pay a living wage for low-skilled workers are often the reason people end up homeless in the first place.