Families, children among capital region’s homeless: report


The Coalition’s latest reports show the patterns of homelessness and the number of individuals using temporary shelter on one night.

More than 1,000 Greater Victorians sought temporary shelter in one night this past February, according to a report by the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness. Some went to emergency shelters like Rock Bay Landing and Our Place. Others were in transitional housing, motels, hotels, treatment centres and even correctional facilities. The report doesn’t include anyone sleeping in cars, parks or couch-surfing.

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