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Spring/Summer 2005: No Place Like Home

May 16, 2005

network2005211coverHomelessness, Mental Health, and the Need for Supportive Housing

IN THIS ISSUE: Feeling Unsafe – Backyard Politics – My Catholic Worker Community – The Young and the Hidden – Lilac Time – No Place Like Home – A Voice for the Voiceless – Benchmarking Homelessness – A House in the Country – Elizabeth’s Garden.

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Editorial

Supportive Housing Changed My Life

Feeling Unsafe

Traumatized by a violent childhood and years of instability, Daniel Gray finally has a safe place to call home

Backyard Politics

The challenges of starting a supportive housing program

My Catholic Worker Community

Michael Armstrong experiences the true meaning of neighbourliness

The Young and the Hidden

Using media to send a message about homelessness

Lilac Time

An Out of the Cold art program helps the homeless rediscover the value of creativity

No Place Like Home

CMHA provides housing and mental health support across the province

A Voice for the Voiceless

Tetteh Kofi Hadjor understands the interior life of the homeless person

Benchmarking Homelessness

The first annual ‘Report Card on Homelessness in Ottawa’

A House in the Country

Finding a place to live is often more difficult in rural communities than in urban centres

Elizabeth’s Garden

Meet a woman who survived the shelter system to put down new roots in a supportive housing community


Re: Cover
Peter Smith, Morpheus (oil on board, 5′ x 6′). Reproduced by permission. One of nine original paintings, by various artists, inspired by stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Commissioned by the Workman Theatre Project, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, for the exhibition ‘From Myth to Muse.’ For details, see www.metamorphosisfestival.ca.

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