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Feminine Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

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Feminine hygiene is a basic necessity for those who menstruate, regardless of their age, race, or socioeconomic status. However, for those experiencing homelessness who do not have access to proper sanitation facilities or can’t afford feminine hygiene products, managing their menstrual cycle can be a challenging or embarrassing ordeal. Feminine hygiene kits contain essential items […]

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Do Shelters Provide Food for Those Experiencing Homelessness?

Volunteers serving food at a homeless shelter. the image is a close up of a large pot of soup, and a volunteer is handing a bowl full to a person standing in a line.

Many people in Canada struggle with the basic necessities of life: Shelter, food, safety, hygiene, clothing, and access to healthcare. According to research, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic increased household food insecurity in the general population from 14 to 17 percent. This shows that you don’t have to be homeless to be hungry. The […]

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Can People Experiencing Homelessness Get Access to Medical Care?

a person wearing a doctors coat hold the hand of a person experiencing homelessness in support

Homelessness is a social concern that affects hundreds of thousands of people across Canada in any given year. Programs are available to support people experiencing homelessness with basic needs, such as food, hygiene, clothing, and community with addiction services, life skills, and social interaction.   But can people experiencing homelessness get access to medical care? The […]

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10 Essential Items People Experiencing Homelessness Need

four wooden cubes depicting images representing the basic needs of food shelter clothing and access to healthcare

Homelessness can make daily living challenging. Everyday activities such as eating, maintaining basic hygiene, or finding a place to sleep can become difficult. Fortunately, there is help available. Finding a dedicated team and care program is essential.  But what are some items that are essential for people experiencing homelessness? Let’s look at some basic needs […]

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How Do You Qualify for a Food Bank in Ontario?

Women carrying food items to car for food bank

Food banks provide an essential service to our communities. In fact, food bank usage rose 25% across Canada since the beginning of the pandemic, the highest levels we’ve seen since 2008.  Because of how COVID-19 and other world events have significantly altered our citizens’ financial security and well-being, food banks provide the meals people need […]

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Essential Checklist for People Experiencing Homelessness

A businessman talking to a homeless man sitting on a sidewalk

Homelessness can make each moment a challenge, whether it’s finding a place to sleep, eating, or managing various hygienic needs. But help is always available. Communities like ours are working hard to ensure everyone has access to their basic needs, and we rely on the help of donations and volunteers to realize our goals. We’re […]

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