Homelessness & Poverty
No one should be homeless in a country with Canada's resources. Yet, across the country, we are witnessing dramatic increases in the number of people with no place to call home.
Homelessness is a serious problem throughout Canada. You have seen homeless people who live on the street, in parks, in doorways and in other public places. But we rarely see 80 per cent of those without a place to call home - the hidden homeless.
They are the youth, adults, families and seniors who move from friend to friend and relative to relative while looking for affordable housing. They are the adults who live in cars and abandoned buildings in cities and on farms. They sleep in church basements for the winter. They are women who accept housing from a man, even in dangerous situations, rather than freeze on the street. They are children who are put in the care of Children's Aid Societies, because their parents can't afford to care for them. They are the homeless we don't see.
The preceding information is provided by Raising the Roof and is used with permission.