Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

LATEST NEWS:

Red Deer Advocate - News
TEXT
  • letter
  • print
  • follow

Red Deer homeless count numbers made public

Initial results of Red Deer’s first point-in-time homeless count show 279 people were sleeping on Red Deer streets last month.

The city homeless count was conducted on Oct. 16.

Of the 279 people, 95 or 35 per cent were sheltered and 184 or 66 per cent were unsheltered, meaning they were encountered in parks, on the streets or sidewalks, at drop-in centres, or at meal programs.

The count showed 37.1 per cent were under the age of 25; 31.4 per cent were female; and 44.4 per cent were self-reported as aboriginal.

The City of Red Deer with the Red Deer and District Community Foundation conducted Red Deer’s count to determine the overall scope of homelessness and provide a baseline to inform strategies for ending homelessness in Red Deer.

An official report will be released in mid-December.

 
TEXT

COMMENTS

COMMENTING ETIQUETTE: To encourage open exchange of ideas in the Red Deer Advocate community, we ask that you follow our guidelines and respect standards. Personal attacks, offensive language and unsubstantiated allegations are not allowed. More on etiquette...

 

 

follow us on twitter

Featured partners