Supportive homes and communities


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picture 646pfr banner working“Five years ago, my brother had a drug-induced psychotic break. He went from being a happy and healthy 27-year-old…to someone who couldn’t tell what was real and what wasn’t.”



The Calgary Police Service says its mental health program is making a difference in reducing stigma and building resiliency within the force, and has now attracted the attention of law enforcement agencies from around the world. Read the story at the Calgary Herald

Supportive housing is not a particularly well-known concept in Canadao-SUPPORTIVE-HOUSING-900

Samantha Bowens is a 37-year-old single mother. She moved to Toronto from the island of St. Vincent when she was 17, and other than a sojourn to Saskatoon with her husband before their marriage broke down, this city has been her home. She lives with her daughters, Daniella, 15, and Sarah, 2, in an apartment building downtown near Trinity Bellwoods Park.  Read the rest of this story at The Huffington Post…

People First Radio this week

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