Street Haven at the Crossroads

Creating Sustainable and Affordable Housing Must Be a National Priority

Street Haven | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics
Street Haven

As we prepare to go to the polls for the federal election this October, it is relevant to note that each party has a different approach for combating homelessness and providing relief for chronic poverty. While we cannot tell you who to vote for, we can ask that you include housing policy as one of the areas you compare when researching the various party platforms.

Exploring the Connection Between Violence Against Women and Mental Health

Street Haven | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Living
Street Haven

When women are then forced to face homelessness and poverty after fleeing abuse, desperate behaviours are often the result. Suicide attempts, devaluation of self-worth and comparisons to others cause untold pain and suffering, and serve to continue the cycle of struggle with mental health.

"No One Ever Says 'I Want to Grow Up Homeless'"

Caroline Mulroney Lapham | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Caroline Mulroney Lapham

How does a woman who was abused by her father and addicted to drugs by her parents at that age ever get back on her feet? How does she grow up to become a functioning member of society? It can be hard enough for people with parents who care for them to succeed in life and find happiness, but with criminal acts perpetrated by family members this seems impossible.

Holiday Shoebox Drive: Helping Those in Need

Caroline Mulroney Lapham | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Caroline Mulroney Lapham

Driving home from dinner last fall, my sister-in-law Jessica told me about her mother's holiday shoebox drive. For many years, Veronica has been asking her friends in Montreal to fill a shoebox with small gift items, which she collects and delivers to a women's shelter. Jessica wanted to do the same thing in Toronto for the Red Door Family Shelter and I immediately offered to get involved.