I am so grateful for the work Neil Corbett has done in shining some light on the people in our community who are doing something to help the people here who are suffering not only cold and hunger, but lack of hygiene and health and – most importantly, the stigma of struggling with addictions, mental illness, and homelessness.
It’s a huge problem in our society as a whole, not just Maple Ridge.
I completed a masters in 2020 at SFU in liberal studies and it was a research project looking at how we might mitigate the stigma around homelessness – one tiny bite of a giant whale of a problem.
The work you are doing is another, bigger bite.
We need all hands on deck, with imaginations firing, to make a dent in this growing problem.
Up to 5,000,000 Ukrainians being displaced from their comfortable homes is going to add to it, I’m sure.
Again, thank you for writing this amazing series.
Casey Hrynkow, Maple Ridge
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