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Homelessness in Connecticut

If we are being honest, before visiting Columbus House I had an incredibly uneducated view about the way homelessness worked. I was born and raised in Litchfield, Conn. 277 more words

Homelessness

Pilot project to divert families away from emergency shelters in London a success

A pilot project that aims to divert families from accessing homeless shelters in London is seeing great success.

Rather than just telling families faced with homelessness to come down to the shelter, the project at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter looks at what can be done to keep the families where they are or help them move somewhere else. 766 more words

Canada

Dear Mr. Egan Re: My comments on your article on the Salvation Army proposal

Kelly Egan, a journalist with the Ottawa Citizen recently wrote an opinion article giving support to the Salvation Army’s proposed shelter on Montreal Road. I did post a response to the article but kept it fairly short. 1,181 more words

Community Development Ottawa

Kitsilano has lost its only emergency men's homeless shelter

Usually, it’s affordable housing that is lost to redevelopment but sometimes it’s houses of worship and irreplaceable shelter beds.

The church at 1805 Larch Street in Kitsilano, which has doubled as an Extreme Weather Response (EWR) homeless shelter for many winters, … 1,647 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Gov. Abbott Voiced 'Concern' About Red Cross After Harvey

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he raised concerns with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey that hundreds of millions of dollars in donations wasn’t getting to people who need it. 654 more words

News

Emergency shelters opened in southern Alberta communities due to power outages, stranded drivers

Emergency shelters have been opened in several southern Alberta communities after a snowstorm knocked out power for hundreds of customers.

Adverse weather due to the snow was cited for several of the outages – at one point as many as 800 customers in the Strathmore area were without power. 164 more words

Weather

Emergency Shelters for People with Disabilities

If you are interested in the steps being taken by local emergency planning agencies to provide emergency shelters for people with disabilities, then you may want to ask how they’ll respond to the following questions: 247 more words