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  • How’s The Weather Campaign Urges Community to Help Homeless Women

    How’s The Weather Campaign Urges Community to Help Homeless Women

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      By Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News Each month in Hamilton, more than 300 women are turned away from the city’s over-capacity homeless shelters. A group of community workers says that number is too high and something needs to be done. On Thursday, the Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative gathered for the launch of its How’s The Weather campaign, …

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  • Launch of Newcomers Housing Guide

    Launch of Newcomers Housing Guide

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    The Hamilton Newcomer Services: A Guide to Finding Housing in Hamilton Guide was launched today at the Hope in Homes: National Housing Day event. DOWNLOAD GUIDE HERE: PDF Version      http://www.sprc.hamilton.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Hamilton-Newcomer-Services-A-Guide-to-Finding-Housing-in-Hamilton.pdf WORD Version http://www.sprc.hamilton.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Hamilton-Newcomer-Services-A-Guide-to-Finding-Housing-in-Hamilton.doc

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  • Homeless Women In Limbo

    Homeless Women In Limbo

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    City has only one shelter; hundreds in need turned away each month   By Susan Clairmont, The Hamilton Spectator It has been three years since she last slept in a proper bed. Three years since her family photos and winter coat and bits and pieces of her paused life were packed into boxes and locked …

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  • Few Options For Homeless Single Women in Hamilton

    Few Options For Homeless Single Women in Hamilton

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    By Denise Davey, Special to CBC News Mary Popovich lived on Hamilton’s streets for years, and would drag her overstuffed grocery cart to her favourite rest stop – the steps of the Wesley Centre. When she died on October 23, 1992 at the age of 65, open sores covered her legs, and a hacking cough …

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  • YMCA Peace Medal Nominee & Diamond Jubilee Award – Deirdre Pike

    YMCA Peace Medal Nominee & Diamond Jubilee Award – Deirdre Pike

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    Congratulations to Deirdre Pike!     The recipient of a YMCA Hamilton l Hamilton I Burlington I Brantford Peace Medal nomination pin and plaque.     The recipient of a Diamond Jubilee Medal.    

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  • New ‘Poverty Profiles’ Fuel for Social Action

    New ‘Poverty Profiles’ Fuel for Social Action

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    By Matthew Van Dongen, The Hamilton Spectator   Hamilton Centre has more impoverished renters living in decrepit housing than any other riding in the city, according to a new series of “poverty profiles” released Friday. Nearly one-third of riding residents live in poverty, including four out of every 10 children. Both statistics nearly double the …

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