Streethealth, a community-based nursing group in downtown Toronto, is releasing a new survey of the health conditions of homeless people today (Wednesday, September 19). Based on a detailed review of more than 360 homeless people, the new study builds on the ground-breaking 1992 Street Health report.
It makes for grim reading: Here in the richest metropolitan region in one of the richest countries in the world, homeless people are getting sick, and don’t have access to basic health care; and they are dying prematurely.
The report includes practical policy recommendations that build on the Wellesley Institute’s Blueprint to End Homelessness in Toronto.
The Wellesley Institute was proud to provide financial and other support to Street Health in this important project.