Through a broken face mask that she had to hold in place, Selina told my dad and I that her life, that was already hard before the pandemic, has become almost unbearable. “Everything is shut down!” she exclaimed. “Even here [at Fred Victor Housing] I can’t even visit someone to spend the night. You’re stuck!Continue reading “Homeless during a pandemic”
Homelessness is hard, during a pandemic it is unimaginable. Today, I went to Toronto to see the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting the homeless community . I wrote on article on my experience called “Hardship on Hardship”.
Throngs of people streamed noisily past my dad and I as we stood outside the Yonge and Dundas entrance to Toronto’s Eaton Centre, Canada’s busiest mall. Though it was early spring, a winter chill still lingered in the air
“Lucy’s in the hospital,” he told us. As tears began to well up in his eyes, he said, “She’s not doing very well