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Houseless Youth Have No Real Options for Shelter in the Cowichan Valley

Both the Cowichan Valley, and British Columbia as a whole, have massive problems when it comes to dealing with youth homelessness. Even with amazing organizations like Cowichan Valley Youth Services, and the Canadian Mental Health Association doing the difficult hands-on work on the ground, there are still not enough resources for homeless youth, and there are still so many youth that are falling through the cracks. 1,468 more words

Stories from the Street - Daniel, the Prophet

To this day, I don’t know Daniel’s real name.

He was just one of those thousands that drift throughout the world. Someplace somewhere, they forget they were somebody’s son or daughter and not knowing who they were, they became someone else. 1,372 more words

Police Work

The Service Dining Rooms in the Cape Town CBD

The Service Dining Room is a non governmental organization who feed the homeless in Cape Town CBD. During the lockdown, the kitchen had seen as increase in the amounts of people who come for a meal. 69 more words

Cape Town

Sunday Bloody

“Ricky hung himself last night.”

As with almost every suicide, this one blindsides me. I’ve learned that the ones who want to die the most never show it… One day they’re just gone. 1,247 more words

Creative Writing

Being in Nature during Time of Pandemic

August 11

I arrive early this morning. The forest is still sleeping. The trees are resting in stillness—their dark bodies loom into the void, without color or detail. 124 more words

Alcoholics

I carry them into the shelter. I have had their blood, puke, and piss on me before. I make sure they eat, that they have beds inside or blankets outside. 619 more words

Creative Writing