August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day and an opportunity for our community to talk about how to better address the risks associated with an illicit drug market and the stigma that we still attach to drug use and addiction. Continue reading
What would you do if you were a women struggling with drug and/or alcohol use, poverty, inadequate housing/homelessness, mental illness, violence and trauma – and were also pregnant?
In 2006 a committee of over 30 experts, advocates, educators and community organizations came together to research and develop an appropriate service model for women in this very situation. Their solution: HerWay Home. Continue reading
Welcome to our new blog Home for Hope! We’re so pleased to have a revamped platform to share news, events, and stories focusing on homelessness issues within the Capital Region and internationally.
To shed some light on the many harmful stereotypes of homelessness, we’ve developed a series of posts to tackle some of these stereotypes and debunk the myths of homelessness. This week, we will look at Myth: Homelessness only happens in Downtown Victoria and Myth: Those experiencing homelessness are only the mentally ill, drug addicts, or alcoholics. Continue reading
It has been incredible to see a diverse group of people and organizations pool their skills and resources to mount Anti-Stigma Week, with activities that all have one goal – enhancing individual and community health and well-being by transforming stigma around drug use. Continue reading