We need a fighting chance for our unsheltered residents!
Apr 13, 2020 —
Thank you ALL for your support on these concerns!
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Here are a few brief updates, more will follow shortly as further petition updates.
We have officially launched the Waterloo Region Grassroots Unsheltered Campaign!
In a crisis situation such as the pandemic, we cannot distance ourselves from human suffering...recognizing our need to protect those at most risk of dying, we cannot envision a more eloquent metaphorical image of "we are in this together"!
We would like to see:
- Set up central locations, such as the Victoria Park or the Pavilion, allow the use of the local Oktoberfest tents for example, to quickly provide a temporary site that can be easily accessed by healthcare providers and also be self-monitored, and supported by the broader community.
- Re-purpose without hesitation public and private facilities and buildings (hotels, motels, student housing, recreation centres, commercial properties) for the homeless in shelters or unsheltered who need access to greater care due to serious pre-existing conditions, symptoms and health needs.
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More to follow shortly on collection/distribution of equipment and care items to these individuals.
Let us begin to design and create this interwoven portrait of unity!
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