Dedicated volunteers across Ottawa have been out in the rain this week talking with homeless people as part of a pilot housing project.
by Tanya Kirnishni, Ottawa Citizen – April 22, 2015
Ottawa, Waterloo and Hamilton are pilot communities for the┬ánational 20,000 Homes campaign to roll out in June this year. The campaign is led by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.
Despite being soaking wet, volunteer Michelle Reimer┬áspent her Monday evening putting names to faces to get to know the homeless in her community.
ÔÇ£ItÔÇÖs not a choice to be homeless,ÔÇØ volunteer Michelle Reimer said. ÔÇ£Something happened, and you can trace their life. This is not where they want to be.ÔÇØ
The┬áalliance hopes┬áto engage at least 30 communities┬áin its┬ágoal of housing 20,000 homeless people by July 2020.