Health and Homelessness: How Can We Help

The "Health of the Homeless" summit was held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Tuesday. It featured speakers such as Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and other experts from the housing, health, academic, government, non-profit, homeless advocacy and police sectors. The main purpose of the summit was to discuss ways to improve the health of those who are homeless in Vancouver.

The Province’s Ethan Baron submitted the article "Compassion key to rebuilding homeless lives" in response to the summit. The Vancouver Sun also published an article and both are worth a read.

The Tyee’s Monte Paulsen wrote a brilliant article about mental health and homelessness. It discusses how so many have suffered from trauma and illness before they were homeless. The article also asks the question what comes first: mental health concerns or homelessness.

What are your feelings regarding health and homelessness? Do you have any ideas? Solutions? Complaints?

Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.



The "Health of the Homeless" summit was held at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue on Tuesday. It featured speakers such as Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and other experts from the housing, health, academic, government, non-profit, homeless advocacy and police sectors. The main purpose of the summit was to discuss ways to improve the health of those who are homeless in Vancouver.

The Province’s Ethan Baron submitted the article "Compassion key to rebuilding homeless lives" in response to the summit. The Vancouver Sun also published an article and both are worth a read.

The Tyee’s Monte Paulsen wrote a brilliant article about mental health and homelessness. It discusses how so many have suffered from trauma and illness before they were homeless. The article also asks the question what comes first: mental health concerns or homelessness.

What are your feelings regarding health and homelessness? Do you have any ideas? Solutions? Complaints?

Please feel free to share your thoughts with us.