Homelessness, 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.
Traumatized by a violent childhood and years of instability, Daniel Gray finally has a safe place to call home
The challenges of starting a supportive housing program
Michael Armstrong experiences the true meaning of neighbourliness
Using media to send a message about homelessness
An Out of the Cold art program helps the homeless rediscover the value of creativity
CMHA provides housing and mental health support across the province
Tetteh Kofi Hadjor understands the interior life of the homeless person
The first annual ‘Report Card on Homelessness in Ottawa’
Finding a place to live is often more difficult in rural communities than in urban centres
Meet a woman who survived the shelter system to put down new roots in a supportive housing community
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.