On any given night, 5,200 people are sleeping on the streets in Toronto. For every one of those, 23 other people are in temporary housing — anything from couch surfing and staying with friends to living in shelters.
In the fall of 2017, PUBLIC worked with Saint Elizabeth and community partners to develop the brand identity, name and engagement strategy for the launch of Journey Home Hospice, Toronto’s only hospice for vulnerably housed people. We sat down to talk to Asher Lurie about the process, and what the launch of the hospice means to the city of Toronto.
Many people worry about their final days. And most Canadians want to die at home. But where do you spend those last days if you don’t have a home?
Last Thursday evening, at 11:00 PM, I walked along East Hastings Street in Vancouver. It is not a pretty part of the city. I walked about 6 blocks and each block had about 50-100 people on it. And each 1 of them was homeless. Surprisingly, I never felt concerned for my safety during that 6-block walk.
Most Canadians say that, if they had a choice, they would prefer to die at home. But what happens when you don’t have a home?
Your Morning host Anne-Marie Mediwake speaks with Dr. Naheed Dosani about the new facility and why its services are so important.
TORONTO, ON, April 30 – Journey Home Hospice, a new care facility for people who are homeless and facing the end of life, has officially opened its doors. The hospice will welcome its first residents this week, providing inclusive high-quality care to some of the city’s most vulnerable citizens .
Press release from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announcing funding for Journey Home Hospice.
Globe reporter Rachel Levy-McLaughlin talks to the partners involved in launching Journey Home Hospice.
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The province is partnering with Hospice Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Foundation and Inner City Health Associates on the project to address the demand for end-of-life and palliative care for Toronto’s homeless.
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