Health Issues / homelessness / housing

Prescription for Health: Supportive Housing

by Bill O’Leary Homelessness and health share a relationship that impacts the individual and the community as a whole. The experience of being homeless will compromise the health of the individual; the systemic factors/issues connected with homelessness impact health care resources from both a fiscal and care provider perspective. The value of supportive housing as … Continue reading

Hep C / HIV / homelessness / prison

Checking into the “Homeless Hilton”

by Bill O’Leary ______________________________________________________________ There is a clear connection and relationship between the issues of homelessness and imprisonment. This relationship is forged on false understandings held by the community, mainstream media portrayals that feed this understanding, and the ongoing criminalization and containment of people experiencing homelessness that supports the view that homelessness warrants institutionalization.  If … Continue reading

Avrum Rosensweig / homelessness / humanitarian issues / poverty

It’s Cold Out There

This article about homelessness was written by Avrum Rosensweig, and appeared in the Canadian Jewish News ( on December 24th. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ In recent weeks, a number of people have died while living on the streets of Toronto. Tony passed away at 44 years of age in early December. Tony was created by parents who, for … Continue reading