Homeless

Former Lacombe resident Claire Pearen helps run the Water Warriors outreach team that helps homeless people in Edmonton. She hopes more Red Deerians will take the time to see the humanity in “unhoused” people. (Contributed photo)

Woman helps Red Deer homeless man: Stops for a chat, donates water, snacks

A former Lacombe resident reached out to homeless people

 

FILE - Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer speaks out front of Red Deer City Hall on July 18, 2020, as a new addiction recovery community will be built in Red Deer was announced. (File photo by Advocate Staff)

City of Red Deer expects province to announce location for addictions treatment facility soon

Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce gets update on provincial projects

 

Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Mustard Seed says central location best for homeless shelters

‘The struggles of the vulnerable will never go away’

Mustard Seed runs a 46-bed sober shelter, soup kitchen and health centre in Riverside Meadows. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
The Safe Habour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Der is seeking another leased site. (Advocate file photo).
The Safe Habour homeless shelter has to move from its current downtown Cannery row location by Sept. 30. The City of Red Der is seeking another leased site. (Advocate file photo).
City council has given Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter two months to move from the former Cannery Row bingo site out of the downtown. But Safe Harbour operators say this time frame is insufficient. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
City council has given Safe Harbour’s temporary homeless shelter two months to move from the former Cannery Row bingo site out of the downtown. But Safe Harbour operators say this time frame is insufficient. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
From left, Daniel, Liam and Noah Moran raise glasses of sparking raspberry juice to celebrate the founding of their charitable enterprise, the Caring Cookie Company. It will raise money for Safe Harbour programs. (Contributed photo).

Young central Alberta brothers baking to help homeless people in Red Deer

Daniel, Noah and Liam Moran have started The Caring Cookie Company charity

From left, Daniel, Liam and Noah Moran raise glasses of sparking raspberry juice to celebrate the founding of their charitable enterprise, the Caring Cookie Company. It will raise money for Safe Harbour programs. (Contributed photo).
Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)

Red Deer’s Turning Point meets with clients outdoors

Federal grant to fund new deck where clients can access services during COVID

Funding for Turning Point’s new deck was provided through the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, distributed by United Way Central Alberta and funded by the Government of Canada. (Photo from Facebook)
A man chats with a homeless person at a small tent city on Ste-Catherine Street on Jan. 27, 2021, in downtown Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
A man chats with a homeless person at a small tent city on Ste-Catherine Street on Jan. 27, 2021, in downtown Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The City of Red Deer will be talking with its community partners about how to best apply for part of $1 billion in federal money that is being provided to help deal with homelessness across the country during the pandemic. (Advocate file photo)

Empty Red Deer hotels could be purchased to create more affordable housing

City and its housing partners will be applying for a new federal program to reduce homelessness

The City of Red Deer will be talking with its community partners about how to best apply for part of $1 billion in federal money that is being provided to help deal with homelessness across the country during the pandemic. (Advocate file photo)
Illegal campers are warned to remove their belongings before municipal staff return to get rid of tarps and other material. (Advocate file photo).

81 homeless camps removed from Red Deer parks so far this year

Parks workers are catching up after a six-week COVID-19-related lull

Illegal campers are warned to remove their belongings before municipal staff return to get rid of tarps and other material. (Advocate file photo).
The Calgary skyline including the saddledome is shown on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘It’s awful’: Calgary homeless sleeping outdoors over fears of catching COVID-19

CALGARY — Gordon Kelter has something to fear more than not having…

The Calgary skyline including the saddledome is shown on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Contributed photo                                One of three elaborate tree forts that’s being built in the Red Deer woods for selected homeless people by Ryan Drummond.

Red Deer man continues to build tree fort shelters for the homeless

Ryan Drummond says Red Deer needs more affordable housing

Contributed photo                                One of three elaborate tree forts that’s being built in the Red Deer woods for selected homeless people by Ryan Drummond.
Part of a constructed wooden “tree house” belonging to rough campers. It was found north of Red Deer’s Riverside Light Industrial Park. (Contributed photo).

Rough camper “tree house” found hidden in Red Deer woods

“This took a bit of work,” says man who discovered it

Part of a constructed wooden “tree house” belonging to rough campers. It was found north of Red Deer’s Riverside Light Industrial Park. (Contributed photo).
A 16-year-old homeless Red Deer youth holds a ceramic art project he made. It’s a treasure box, meant to hold special things. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Dangers of couch surfing preferred by Red Deer youth to the loneliness and conflicts of home

‘I did not feel loved or cared for,’ said the homeless teen

A 16-year-old homeless Red Deer youth holds a ceramic art project he made. It’s a treasure box, meant to hold special things. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Photo by ADVOCATE news services                                The struggle with addictions can be one reason for homelessness.

A former Red Deer opioid addict understands the community’s frustration

‘It’s a privilege and an honour to be an example of change,’ he says

Photo by ADVOCATE news services                                The struggle with addictions can be one reason for homelessness.
Red Deer gets $7-million to build 120-bed homeless shelter, location unknown

Red Deer gets $7-million to build 120-bed homeless shelter, location unknown

The 24/7 shelter will be completed by the end of 2020, says minister

Red Deer gets $7-million to build 120-bed homeless shelter, location unknown
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