Homeless man battles for help


Homelessness is not a choice. Learn about our Quiet Crisis: Homelessness and At Risk is the Times Colonist article discussing the issues.

The room Dave Lockyer rents in a Victoria hotel is at least 15 metres away from the shared bathroom. For someone with Crohn’s disease, that’s a problem. “I sometimes don’t make it, so now I am having to fight with the government to supply me with Depends [adult diapers],” said the 62-year-old, who has alternated between homelessness and inadequate housing for more than a decade.

Read the article: Homeless man battles for help

Source: Times Colonist

Author: Judith Lavoie


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