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Beyond Shelters

Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines

This book offers essays by experienced shelter managers who address the future of the homeless shelter in Canada. This diverse collection includes contributions by leaders in the homelessness … 256 View

Fighting For Space

How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic. While deaths across the continent soar, Travis Lupick’s Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of … 408 View
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The Shelterscape in Canada

From: Beyond Shelters

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Provides a short history of the homeless shelter sector’s development followed by a description of its current size, shape, and orientations in Canada. Analyzes how homeless shelters have … 14 $1.40 Add
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Introduction

From: Fighting For Space

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In America today, overdose deaths are the highest they have ever been. Heroin has reached the middle class and suburban America. At the same time, public opinion has turned against the war on … 18 $0.18 Add
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Shelters and Housing First

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes how Dr. Sam Tsemberis ascertained through his work and research at the famed Bellevue Hospital that chronically homeless people could be stably housed with improved quality of life … 29 $2.90 Add
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Toledo, Ohio

From: Fighting For Space

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The city of Toledo, Ohio, wakes up to a growing ‘public health crisis’. In 2014, over a thousand people died of heroin-related overdoses in the state of Ohio. A disproportionate … 20 $0.40 Add
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Hundred Block Rock

From: Fighting For Space

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In the 1990s and early 2000s, Bud Osborn was part of a grassroots group of addicts who transformed how the City of Vancouver treats people addicted to drugs. He helped pioneer North … 25 $0.50 Add
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Mitigating Harm to Women

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes the development of the transition house movement in Newfoundland and Labrador and how these centres have become anchors for the protection and safety of women in their communities. … 18 $1.80 Add
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A Chance Encounter

From: Fighting For Space

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This chapter retraces the early years of activists Liz Evans and Mark Townsend. Also the inception of The Portland Hotel at Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, which later evolved into PHS Community … 22 $0.44 Add
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Advocacy Centre

From: Beyond Shelters

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Proposes that, while continuing to deliver essential services to men and women in states of emergency and providing assistance in finding and keeping housing, homeless shelters are well placed to … 19 $1.90 Add
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Agent of Social Integration

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes the history of Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission (an 125 year old shelter) and how it is working in concert with local psychiatric teams and housing agencies to create multiple and … 19 $1.90 Add
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Hotel of Last Resort

From: Fighting For Space

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In 1993, Liz Evans and Mark Townsend were trying to secure housing for some of the neighbourhood’s most difficult tenants. A community ravaged by drug abuse and disease that every level of … 34 $1.02 Add
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Rat Park

From: Fighting For Space

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This chapter highlights the research done by experimental psychologists since the 1960s in the addiction studies. Taking Skinner’s Box and juxta positioning it against the Rat Park … 23 $0.46 Add
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The Social Emergency Room

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes how the medical emergency model is being used to treat the social emergency a homeless person faces; triaging newly homeless people and helping them reconnect to housing and services in … 12 $1.20 Add
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Growing Up Radical

From: Fighting For Space

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This chapter introduces Ann Livingston. A single mother on welfare, Livingston moved to the Downtown Eastside with her three boys in 1993, and was moved to act by the sight of people shooting up … 20 $0.40 Add
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Homes, Jobs and Friends

From: Beyond Shelters

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Describes what how homeless shelters should be assisting homless people in three areas: finding a home, preparing for work, and developing friendships. Analyzes how the Gateway Shelter (Salvation … 16 $1.60 Add