Feb 20, 2013
2013 Homelessness Marathon: Live Segment on Health & Precarious Housing in Hamilton
On February 20, 2013, Health Justice Radio Collective, in collaboration with Health Providers Against Poverty Hamilton, the YWCA Hamilton, and CFMU 93.3FM brought the 2013 Homelessness Marathon to Hamilton. The marathon is a live, national 14-hour radio broadcast about Homelessness and Housing Issues, with a focus on the voices of those directly impacted.
According to a 2011 report prepared by the Social Planning and Research Council, in Hamilton shelter use by women is increasing, while shelter use by men is decreasing. There are 195 beds for men compared to 127 beds for women, 90% of which are specifically designated for women fleeing violence. Women’s shelters routinely turn away clients owing to a lack of capacity.
In a live radio segment, recorded at the YWCA Hamilton, we hear from six courageous women who tell us how precarious housing in Hamilton has impacted their health.