Sobering’ findings in first-ever count of homeless population in St. John’s – CBC

‘Great concern’ about representation of Indigenous people, LGBTQ2S community

May 02, 2017

End Homelessness St. John’s has released its first count of the homeless population with findings that it calls “sobering.”

“It is alarming that nearly three out of five respondents first became homeless before age 24 years, and two out of five respondents experienced six or more months of homelessness over the past year,” the report reads.

“The high representation of Indigenous people, of those who identify as part of the LGBTQ2S community, and of those who had involvement with Child Protection Services are of great concern,” the report reads.

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