Homelessness has become one of the most serious social issues and the cold winter months bring new challenges for those on the streets, and those who want to help. There are no official worldwide statistics, but in Canada, the federal government estimates there are 150 to 300-thousand people who are homeless. Advocates argue that number is much higher. There are many stereotypes about homelessness, but are they true? We've all heard the expression "Love Thy Neighbour" -- but what does this biblical phrase really have to say about social responsibly and justice. Let's put it in Context.
Pat Nixon (Nat'l Coordinator for Street Level) joins Lorna for an extended conversation in The Wrap. Lorna asks Pat, "As someone who's been there, what advice would you give to the homeless?" Be sure to watch the discussion!
Director, Affordable Housing & Social Innovation - Wellesley Institute
Executive Director, Evangel Hall Mission
Nurse, Street Health
Nat'l Coordinator, Street Level & Founder of The Mustard Seed