That first night, surrounded by strangers, still shell-shocked after her family was cast onto the street, Tiara Reado shrank back into childhood. The teenager stayed glued to her mother’s side, following her around the Star of Hope shelter like a toddler. When the older woman stirred, Tiara stirred with her, whispering, “Mommy, where are you […] Continue reading →

Short-Term Cart & Belongings Storage

Vancouver’s homeless and under housed population often have appointments they must keep, including job and housing interviews. Unfortunately, many service organizations are not able to accommodate this population’s bins, shopping carts and totes carrying their belongings. Providing a storage facility in the DTES assists by establishing a place where the homeless can take their belongings […] Continue reading →

Facts about homeless education

Final national numbers for the 2008-2009 school year have not yet been compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. According to the most recent federal data, in the 2008-2009 school year, 954,914 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools. This is a 20 percent increase from the 2007-2008 school year, and a 41% […] Continue reading →