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Homelessness Solution? Prevent It!

In this video, reporter Stefania Seccia talks going beyond ‘band-aid’ solutions.

Submitted by Tyee Staff, 14 Mar 2017

 

Elisa Traficante is the manager of community at Raising the Roof, a Toronto-based national charity.

Their goal? End homelessness.

“If you had a flood in your basement, would you spend the next 10 years mopping up the water?” asked Traficante. “No, you would go upstairs and turn off the tap.”

Reporter Stefania Steccia investigated the work being done to strike at the roots of homelessness in a recent story.

In Australia, the Geelong Project works on early intervention, connecting with at-risk youth before they might consider dropping out of school or a life on the street.

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