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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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Women and Homelessness

Without a door to lock safely behind them, women are at great risk of physical, emotional and psychological harm.

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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.

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Everyday Myths About the Homeless – Debunked

The circumstances of homelessness are often misunderstood. It’s time we debunk the most common myths about homelessness.

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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 […]

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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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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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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 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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“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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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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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.

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How to Pay It Forward This Holiday Season

Here are a few ways to pay it forward and make a difference for people experiencing homelessness this holiday season.

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