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Author(s): Roch Hurtubise, Pierre-Olivier Babin, Carolyne Grimard, CRI
Publication Date: 2006
In the spring of 2006, in the midst of a regional round table discussion on homelessness in different regions of Quebec, we noticed that many practitioners were worried about the role of shelters and of their importance in addressing the problem. What is the mission of these shelters? Are they the solution or are they merely a reproduction of conditions one would find in an asylum? Can we, from these shelters, foresee a way out from off the stree...