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Devah Pager
With over 2 million individuals currently incarcerated, and over half a million prisoners released each year, the large and growing number of men being processed through the criminal justice system raises important questions about the consequences...
Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness
American man Mark Horvath, who has gone from riches to rags and back again, talks about his cross-Canada trip to draw attention to homeless people, who he calls "invisible."
If the cold doesn’t kill Bruce Matinat, loneliness will. The 33-year-old has lived on the streets for over 20 years but now he feels the community around him crumbling.
Colin Johnson, John Brewin
Nestled behind the Eaton Centre, in front of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, is a stark, shocking memorial. It lists the names of those who have perished on the streets of Toronto for lack of housing. Many are only known as "Jane Doe&...
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mark McGovern, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is based at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, which specializes...
Mark Hume
"Homelessness is a national crisis but Vancouver is widely seen as the city with the worst problem because its street people, lining sidewalks and alleys of the Downtown Eastside and now spilling into the business core, are concentrated in...
Mark Horvath
5 Questions for Mark Horvath, Founder of InvisiblePeople.tv, a project that encourages homeless people across the United States to tell their stories on YouTube. We're always inspired by the people who use YouTube as a way to...
Mark Ragins
A review of the book "Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness," which describes a carefully designed large-scale study to assess how well these people do when attempts are made to reduce their social isolation and integrate them...
Adam McLean
From living homeless on the streets of Toronto to achieving a 99 per cent grade point average, Richmond Hill resident Sherry Yang has graduated not only high school, but the school of hard knocks, learning many tough lessons along the way.
The Making Every Adult Matter coalition aims to lead a more co-ordinated voluntary sector approach to support adults with multiple, complex needs. These adults face chronic exclusion and have problems, which can include any or all of a history of...
In this article, the author reviews how nonprofit organizations can enhance their capacity-building efforts and proposes a new framework to use in the delivery of these efforts. In particular the author notes that leadership development and...
The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) marked the third anniversary of Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness (10 Year Plan) with community and government partners today. At an event held at noon, the CHF celebrated success in the first...
Four years after New York City launched its ambitious plan to end homelessness, this report evaluates the plan by its own objectives to discover no real progress. The number of families applying for and returning to shelter is higher, length of time...
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the pattern of criminal convictions in persons with schizophrenia over a 25-year period marked by both radical deinstitutionalization and increasing rates of substance abuse problems among persons with schizophrenia in...