What are your assumptions about people who are unhoused? Do the following thoughts ever cross your mind?
- Why don’t they just get a job so they can afford rent?
- They’re wasting their money on drugs and alcohol; that’s why they can’t afford housing.
- It’s probably their fault that they lost their housing anyway.
- They’re likely dangerous. Why would we help someone like that?
You’re not alone and it is okay to ask these questions. See this timely article published in MidlandToday with some perspectives for you to consider before you attend our Community Safety Symposium this Thursday October 19th at 6pm at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre.