Homelessness a crisis for single women, mothers and kids: reports


A recent report released by the Coalition shows that families experiencing homelessness in the region are in crisis.

Single homeless women and mothers with their children are in crucial need of more shelter and housing in Greater Victoria, according to new reports from an organization that helps the homeless. “Family homelessness tends to be more hidden. They’ll live in cars or move around, not [stay in] shelters, for fear of losing their children,” said Andrew Wynn-Williams, executive director of the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.

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Source: Times Colonist

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