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You know you are having a bad day when you are being evicted from a shelter

A single woman recently approached Restore in the predicament of being evicted from a shelter with no living options or savings, let’s call her Anne.

Anne did not want to end up on the streets, and we didn’t want her to either.

She was receiving $300 a month in financial support, but was only eligible for this as long as she had an address. Unfortunately, the affordable housing solution in the GTA has a wait list of 50,000 people. Read more

We all know that people fall through the cracks, how and why does it continue to happen?

A senior, Mary, had been asking for a food voucher from a Markham church for a couple months in a row. The food voucher system is meant to be only a short-term crisis solution, so the CPs from one Markham church looked into the situation.

They found that Mary had been living off of $460 per month, paying rent of $400. This left her with $60, which was causing her to supplement her income with food vouchers to survive. Mary was constantly finding herself out of money in the last half of every month for years and had gotten used to this way of life. Read more