21. A Comprehensive, Community Process on Ending Homelessness: The System of Care Approach

Many of the authors in this book wrote about interactions with emergency homeless shelters, the foster care system, outreach programs and more; as well as mainstream services such as healthcare, addictions programs and mental health services. As it stands, people access each of these services separately. For those of us who are housed this is usually just a minor inconvenience; the fact that we get a prescription at the doctor’s office and often have to fill it somewhere else entirely isn’t generally a big deal. In the context of homelessness, however, disjointed services are difficult to get to, organize and arrange. 

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Inclusion Working Group
Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness