Monday, June 6, 2016

Vancouver counts a record number of homeless

Annual survey reveals 1,847 people live on the streets or in shelters
Scott Small, director of Shelter Services for Catholic Charities,
holds open a door to a downtown Men's Hostel.
This year's homeless count has found there is a record number of people without permanent homes in Vancouver.

There are 1,847 people, or 0.31 per cent of the city's population, living on the streets or in shelters. That's the highest number recorded since the annual count began in 2005. Find out more here.

Interested in what the Archdiocese of Vancouver does to help people who have no home? Start here. Also see The B.C. Catholic newspaper, which recently published articles about Downtown Eastside ministries Agape and Good Shepherd.

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