Up to 15 percent of the homeless population in Canada is struggling with mental illness.
Could giving them a permanent home be a way off the streets and into a healthier life?
Dr. Jino Distasio, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg and Vicky Stergiopoulos, Psychiatrist-in-chief at St. Michael’s Hospital and investigator for the At home/Chez soi program explain how Housing First initiatives could reduce the number of homeless in Canada.
Interview by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, social media and podcast editor at EvidenceNetwork.ca, and journalist with Radio-Canada.
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