Monday, April 2, 2012

Churches to help former homeless overcome loneliness

Adjusting to life off the streets is usually a lonely experience
Darrell, a former homeless man, said reintegrating back into society can be a lonely experience. Photo Ramon Gonzalez/Western Catholic Reporter/CCN.
Living on the streets isn't normal to most people, but for the former homeless, adjusting to regular life isn't "normal" and it's often lonely. The B.C. Catholic has an article from Ramon Gonzalez of the Western Catholic Reporter about Edmonton's plan to support the homeless adjusting back into society:
Three years into the implementation of Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, about 1,600 people have made the journey from homelessness to home.

However, adjusting to a new life off the streets takes time and is usually a lonely experience. Homeless people have left behind their social network and have yet to build a new one.

Darrell, a former homeless man and drug addict who has spent the past two decades in and out of jail, got a new one-bedroom apartment a year ago.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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