Learning a skilled trade can be life-altering for homeless youth

Shantelle Wiscombe is a skilled carpenter who absolutely loves her job building custom staircases for a Newmarket firm. At 22, she has an independent life and a very bright future, not so different from others her age, perhaps. But not that long ago, Wiscombe was dealing with homelessness and addiction. We apologize, but this video […]

Homelessness is about more than housing

Donations of socks and winter items seen as a start, but more must be learned by all What do we really know about homelessness? Homelessness is on the rise according to the National Housing Strategy, and has been exacerbated by COVID-19. Occasionally, we see heart-warming stories of successful transitions from homeless to housed. But more […]

Stigma kept Surrey man trapped in cycle of addiction, homelessness

Stigma kept Surrey man trapped in cycle of addiction, homelessness ‘It took me until I was 40 to admit I was an addict,’ Nelson Mendonca said A Surrey man, who spent much of his life struggling with addiction, is sharing his story of how stigma, shame and guilt were the key ingredients that prevented him […]