Results Back From City Homeless Count

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
Results Back From City Homeless Count

Over a period of 24 hours, volunteers and staff talked to 205 people on the street. The point-in-time homeless count was conducted on April 18, 2016 by Community Partners Addressing Homelessness. Count coordinator Kerry Pateman has calculated the results; 90% said they want to get into long-term housing. The most commonly identified reason for homelessness was addiction or substance abuse. Many respondents first became homeless as a result of family breakdown or violence. 69% of respondents identified as having Aboriginal descent, 56% were male and 44% female. 5% said they previously served in the military or RCMP. 28% had moved to Prince George in the last year.

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  1. Have 2 uncles 2 cousins and an aunt downtown . They all somewhat homeless . The help is there they don’t want it or take it . I have been through same as them or more, and I don’t ruin my life because I can’t handle without mommy and daddy . That is some of my family there excuses. Don’t pity everyone cause they don’t need . I worked 2 jobs for 5 years always minus on my tax return so don’t assume about natives as well.

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