Despite an increase in funding, the crisis continues, a new report shows
Supporting Our Sisters saved Tamara Hinds’ life.
Without her son and help from the wraparound program for women experiencing homelessness, the 47-year-old said she “wouldn’t be here” today.
“Literally — not just homeless,” she told a Spectator editorial board meeting Monday.
Hinds, who sits on a table of women with lived experience as part of the Women’s Housing Planning Collaborative (WHPC), has had her own “cute little place” for more than a year after moving from shelter to shelter, couch surfing and being forced into unsafe situations for almost six years.
“Right now, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets outside because I have hope,” she said.
Despite success stories like Hinds, more funding is needed locally for longer-term solutions for women’s homelessness such as the comprehensive support offered through the Supporting Our Sisters program, according to a new report by the Social Planning and Research Council called “How’s the Weather Now?” being released Wednesday.
Article and image source: Hamilton Spectator