You can’t see what someone’s overcome at a glance.
The causes of homelessness are complex—and they’re different for everyone. Often, they include generational poverty, trauma, abuse or mental illness. Solutions need to be tailored to the individual. Sometimes it can take a few tries to get it right.
All community members have worth, no matter where they are on their path.
We can all support our most vulnerable neighbours. We can combat loneliness with meaningful connections, we can advocate for trauma-informed programs and services, we can listen and reach out. If you or someone you know needs support call 211.