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LGBTQ2S+ Community and Homelessness
Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ community is one of the most prominent demographics experiencing homelessness.
Women and Homelessness
Without a door to lock safely behind them, women are at great risk of physical, emotional and psychological harm.
QR Codes Just Don’t Work For Everyone
QR codes were meant to add convenience and offer a no-contact way to interact. While they do make life easier for many, there is a big flaw when it comes to the thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Everyday Myths About the Homeless – Debunked
The circumstances of homelessness are often misunderstood. It’s time we debunk the most common myths about homelessness.
Seven Ways You Can Help The Homeless During Hot Weather
Restrictions have been lifted and the city has re-opened, things seem to be back to normal. But for people experiencing homelessness, the crisis continues. And as we are entering hot […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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.
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.
5 Ways You Can Help Someone Escape The Cold This Winter
In sub-zero conditions, there’s a high risk of weather-related health problems, such as frostnip, frostbite and hypothermia. And people who are homeless are especially at risk.