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He lost his home when Burris Lodge shut down in September. Then he developed a spinal infection. Now he’s in hospital worried about being discharged into the streets.
Don’t use alone. Get a naloxone kit. Overdose prevention sites save lives.
These are some of the thoughts that roll off the tongue of Lloyd Bryer as he addresses a crowd from the Gage Park band shell gathered for Overdose Awareness Day.
But one observation resounds on a deeply personal level that’s not immediately obvious.
Innovative Hamilton affordable housing project gets nearly $2M in federal cash — and national attention
The Hughson Street Baptist Church is building a new home that will be topped with 45 supportive housing units managed by Indwell. It could be a model for faith communities across Canada, they say.
Jeff Mahoney: Two kids, taking a ‘stand’ for community, and giving it back to Indwell’s The Commons in Hamilton
If you’re supposed to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, as they say, what are you supposed to do when life (or mom) skips the lemons and goes right to giving you the lemonade, already made?
Why, you make a lemonade stand, of course. It’s summertime, after all. And so to move the saying forward: if life gives you a lemonade stand, make lemonade sales, at 50 cents a cup.
And lastly, if life gives you money from lemonade sales (more than you ever expected), what should you make then? A trip to the toy store? No, if you’re Brady and Jesse Dutra, what you make is a … difference.
Hamilton stands to receive roughly $20 million in provincial funding toward housing and anti-homelessness initiatives this year and next.