It's hard to believe that homelessness is an issue in our community, but it is. Over 222,000 people in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga are experiencing poverty and struggling to afford housing. With a wait list of over 12,000 people, some are opting to pay for their car over their rent because that is how they get to work.
Right here in your neighbourhood, there are people in crisis. People in desperate need of your help.
Jon is 16 and he doesn't have a place to go. His step-father has said he's no longer welcome at home. None of his friends have room for him to stay. He doesn't want to sleep on the streets. You can give him a warm, safe place to spend the night and help him find stability in his life.
Navneet has been staying at an emergency youth shelter in Peel. You can ensure that she has three healthy meals each day as learns to take control of her life, break harmful patterns and make a healthy start.
Lee holds her young son in one arm, her phone in the other hand, as she sits with her back against the bathroom door. Her heart is pounding, but she's ready to make the call. Ready to take her children somewhere safe, away from their abusive father. You can give them safe passage.