Shelters are the cornerstones of service provision to the homeless in many communities across Canada. The below infographic, published by Inn From the Cold, details some information about services offered by this family shelter in Calgary. It's commonly thought that it’s only single men and women that experience homelessness, however this is simply untrue. Single-parent families and children form a substantial part of Canada's homeless population.
Faced with a critical need to open 35 additional crisis response beds, Inn from the Cold launched Claire’s Campaign, with the support of local businessman Gary Nissen, to raise funds and provide beds to homeless mothers and their children in Calgary.
Alchemy Communications created this infographic to share the story behind homeless mothers and children at Inn from the Cold in Calgary:
- on any given night 54% of Inn from the Cold shelter guests were children
- rental vacancy rate in Calgary fell below 1% in 2013
- 85% of the year Inn from the Cold operated at overcapacity
We are proud that The Homeless Hub used the Claire's Campaign infographic to bring attention to the needs of the homeless in Canada.