Title: Enhancing Streets to Homes Service to Address the Needs of People Who Are Street Involved, Including Those Who Panhandle
Corporate Author: City of Toronto
Subject: Housing – temporary, emergency, homelessness
Publisher: City of Toronto
Place of Publication: Toronto
Date of Publication: 2008
Abstract: This report recommends enhancing the successful Streets to Homes service in order to address the needs of people who are street involved, including those who panhandle. “Street involved” includes people who are homeless and living outdoors, people who stay in shelters at night but spend large amounts of their day on the street, and people who are housed and panhandling legally. The proposed enhanced street outreach service will also allow for the ability to meet the special needs of youth. In so doing, this report responds to the direction provided by Executive Committee in 2007 to pilot a social service response for people who are housed and panhandling in a legal manner and report on the experience; report on a consultation with Business Improvement Areas, Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Associations and operators of major attractions; report on specific methods used in other Canadian cities to curb panhandling and report on aggressive panhandling.
Language: English
Material Type: Report

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