Housing First program can help end homelessness – via The Vancouver Sun

“For the past four years we have led a large project investigating solutions for people who are the “hardest to house” due to mental illness and other hardships. Our project, known as Vancouver At Home, was funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and aimed to discover knowledge that could be used to transform services and supports for the homeless. In partnership with dozens of agencies, branches of government, and citizen groups, we have followed nearly 500 people who were homeless and who experienced mental illnesses and other hardships. What have we learned? We now know that recovery from homelessness is not only possible, but that it should be expected. We also know that the status quo is not working.”

See more here: http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Housing+First+program+help+homelessness/8996774/story.html?utm_content=buffer051a8&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

 

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