Rising Death Rate for Homeless People in BC

Untitled.pngBC experienced a 70% increase in deaths of people without homes in 2014.  Still Dying on the Streets, based on the most recent data released by the BC Coroners Service, reported that 46 people without homes had died in BC in 2014, a figure that includes rights advocate Anita Hauck, who was a week away from moving into supportive housing. Still Dying on the Streets notes that women make up a much higher percentage of the hidden homeless population because they face an increased risk of assault and sexual abuse, and avoid the shelter system and the streets. The report examines the causes and demographics and offers recommendations for change. 

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