shortage of affordable housing units in Waterloo Region.
of those who seek emergency shelter are navigating mental, physical or addiction health challenges.
of shelter participants rely upon the hospital for their health care.
average additional cost for patients experiencing homelessness.
more likely that patients will be readmitted within a month if they are homeless.
Collin has struggled with alcohol his entire adult life. Growing up in an abusive home, Collin always turned to alcohol to ease his fear and anxiety. He would drink every day, as many as 12 drinks in one night....
At Sweet Beginnings, we shared how Shelter is being transformed through the ShelterCare model. We have seen incredible results that have captured national attention: overdoses reduced by 50%, 75% reduction in EMS calls, and 56 men housed in six...
Our community has a vision to integrate shelter and health care. You can help to make this vision a reality.