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LGBTQ2S+ Community and Homelessness

Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ community is one of the most prominent demographics experiencing homelessness.

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7 Reasons the Homeless Need Your Help to Survive COVID-19

There are over 9,000 people who don’t have a place to call home on any given night. What the current viral outbreak has effectively done is highlight just how precarious the lives of homeless people really are.

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A homeless man is begging on the street

Negative Perceptions Hurt: Attitudes Toward The Homeless

Perceptions of homeless people very often are inaccurate and always negative. It’s time to end prejudice against homeless people.

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Homeless Woman Sitting on the street

8 Challenges Homeless Women Face Every Day

Homelessness definitely has a stereotype: a single, adult male asking for change on the city streets. However, women make up 27.3% of the overall homeless population in Canada. Here are […]

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Why Don’t The Homeless Just Go Home?

There are many reasons why people become homeless: losing your job; family break-up; family violence; mental illness; poor physical health; substance use; physical, sexual or emotional abuse – to name […]

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Homeless couple in the underground

Homeless Couples: We Found Love in a Hopeless Place

Many people have the misconception that homeless people don’t experience romantic attraction or need the emotional support of a partner. homeless people are just like everyone else — they meet and fall in and out of love, date people, and support each other.

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Homeless man sitting and holding a sign

“Just Get a Job” Why It’s Not That Easy: Homelessness and Mental Health

Very often, the condition of people’s mental health makes it impossible to obtain and keep a job.

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A homeless man wearing a Santa hat asks for help while sitting on the street.

What’s It Like to Be Homeless for the Holidays?

Holidays are about bright lights, the season’s festivities and spending time with friends and family. But for the 10,000 + Torontonians experiencing homelessness, it can be the most difficult time of the year.

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Homeless man sleeping on the street with his dog

The Truth About Homeless People And Their Pets You Need To Know

Streets are a scary place to be. A pet can be the one thing that gives a person the courage to face each day. Having a pet to provide companionship, protection, and love can be a major contributing factor whether someone survives or not.

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Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Service Worker Appreciation Week

It is with great pleasure that I share the news that Mayor John Tory and the City of Toronto have proclaimed the week of January 25 – 31, 2021 as […]

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Young woman is helping a homeless man on the street

5 Ways to Support Homeless People for the Holidays

This year, the ongoing pandemic means more challenges for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. It has never been more important to help each other and make a real difference in someone’s life.

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World Homeless Day 2020

For 126 years, it has been our mission to help people who are experiencing homelessness. On World Homeless Day, we share the stories of Maya, Julian, Dorothea and Terrance

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Serge Ibaka To Give $100,000 To Help Toronto’s Homeless During COVID-19

Toronto’s favorite Raptor, Serge Ibaka, made a $100,000 pledge to support Fred Victor’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund; until April 30th, all donations to Fred Victor will be matched, up to $100,000 by the Serge Ibaka Foundation.

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