Vibrant Communities. 6 th Annual Conference Ontario Business Improvement Area Association. Safe Streets – Friendly Streets: Community Approaches to Keeping Your Downtown Safe & Welcoming. March 27 th , 2006 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Fairmount Chateau Laurier. Homelessness:.
6th Annual Conference
Ontario Business Improvement Area Association
Safe Streets – Friendly Streets:
Community Approaches to Keeping Your Downtown Safe & Welcoming
March 27th, 2006
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Fairmount Chateau Laurier
A Solution-Focused Approach
Care or Cure
Managed Problem or Solution
Youth: family problems
Families: financial difficulties
Adults: financial difficulties (adult females are frequently victims of abuse)
For all groups, childhood stressors were high (over 30% spend time in out of family care; for male youth this was approximately 60%)
Skills – offer your professional skills directly to community agencies
Energy – use your energy to write letters or approach politicians on behalf of those experiencing homelessness
Money – use your money to provide material assistance to community agencies
Time – spend your time on committees and/or coalitions working to develop strategies to end homelessness
Inform – most importantly, continue to inform yourself, your family and community!
Donate – offer supplies, equipment, or financial assistance to community agencies