In a two-part series put together by our Housing Development Coordinator, Don Elliott, we examine mixed used housing developments and the opportunities they present in our goal to end homelessness. Continue reading
In December Hope Centre held it’s grand opening! Here are a few photos from the event, and a few of the stunning murals in progress: Continue reading
One of the best ways to address homelessness is to prevent people from experiencing it in the first place. Helping an individual or family at risk of homelessness maintain their existing housing places less strain on their health and well being and is vastly more cost effective for the system at large. Continue reading
I recently co-authored a study on family homelessness and housing instability in the Capital Region. The aim of the study was to figure out, or get a rough estimate of, how many families with dependent children are experiencing or facing homelessness and to find how it impacts their lives. A really important part of this study was having focus groups with families who are or have experienced homelessness. Continue reading
This touching story comes to the Coalition from Ian, a close friend of our executive director.
When going through his mother’s writings, Ian found this moving description of an interaction his mother had with a youth experiencing homelessness in Vancouver during the holiday season of her 85th year: Continue reading