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"The reality is yes, a lot of shelters are at capacity and the sad fact is, yes, there is a real need for greater creation of space."
In responding to homelessness today, we put our energy into emergency responses -- shelters, food and clothing donations and soup kitchens -- and then we stop. We need to move people quickly back into their homes, provide them with the support they need, and figure out how to prevent it from happening again.
They are typically from impoverished families, where addiction, neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse were prominent. They usually do not have a high school diploma. Most of them started abusing drugs and alcohol between the ages of 11 and 15, as an escape from the neglect and abuse that they were suffering at home.
THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - After about two years of talks, Ottawa and the provinces have agreed to a framework for how to spend $1.4 billion on affordable housing over the next three years. The dea...