Category Archives: Health

HerWay Home

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

Myths of Homelessness: Part 1

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