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  1. Innovative Approaches to Housing the Homeless

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    Last year the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) released a report entitled Housing and Services for People with Substance Use and Mental Health Issues. 1 The report highlights the key findings of two studies conducted for the federal g ...

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  2. From Streets to Homes

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    Imagine waking up tomorrow to find yourself without a home, income or support. Imagine you also have a crippling substance use problem and a chronic mental health condition. And now imagine trying to join the ranks of society and enter the world of market ...

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  3. Housing First—The Triage Experience

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    In 2000, Triage Emergency Services & Care Society began to adopt a new housing model, called Housing First. This model was created in the US to respond to chronic homelessness. ...

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  4. Editor's Message: Housing and Homelessness

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    Housing is fundamental to mental health. A decent, affordable, safe and private space- a home- to call your own can be so easy to take for granted. Having it doesn't make life perfect, but it's hard to work on other parts of your life, including ...

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  5. Health and Housing

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    We immediately said 'yes' when asked to guest edit this issue of Visions. The topic of housing for people with mental illnesses and addictions is a key direction for both BC Housing and housing providers such as Pacifica Housing Advisory Associa ...

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  6. Housing Glossary

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    These definitions are adapted from ones found in key literature in the field. We hope they will help readers outside the housing/rehabilitation fields to better understand some of the terms used in this issue. They are purposely brief and in plain languag ...

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  7. The Faces of Homelessness Across BC

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    Homeless people have become familiar faces in BC's suburbs and cities. However, homelessness is also a problem in small, rural communities. While the most visible homeless are those living on the streets, many more people live in poor-quality housing ...

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  8. Against the Odds

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    A new study 1 of almost 800 street-involved youth found that while their lives are often filled with danger and difficulty, these young people are working hard to try to build a better future. ...

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  9. Substance Use: Pathways to homelessness? Or a way of adapting to street life?

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    For decades, researchers have been examining the dynamics of homelessness and substance use. While estimates of alcohol and drug use rates among the homeless vary considerably, 1 there is agreement among experts that homeless people have much higher rates ...

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  10. Homelessness

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    For those of us living in big cities, the sight of people panhandling for change, binning for empty bottles and sleeping on sidewalks has become all too common. Though a large portion of the actual urban homeless population isn't on the streets, 1 th ...

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