Re: Drop in homeless.
With regard to the increase in homeless in Hope, one reason for the increase is the shelter that was opened there – the homeless have a place to go. In Abbotsford, you can only stay at the Salvation Army for a few days, and other shelters only open when it’s cold.
The reason for the drop is, the homeless go someplace else where they can get help such as Hope or Vancouver. They get more meals and shelters for longer stays, we have a drop here not due to increased services but better services elsewhere.
So don’t pat yourself on the back – take a better look at the reasons for the drop. To have a complete drop in homeless, end the food and shelter totally.