Homelessness

Homelessness is a complex issue characterized by a lack of safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing. Given the right circumstances or series of events, homelssness could happen to anyone. Men, women, families, children, immigrants or seniors can experience homelessness.
Risk Factors for Homelessness Include:
  • Mental Illness
  • Substance Abuse
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Health Problems
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Poverty
  • Sudden Job Loss
  • Natural Disasters
Effects of Homelessness:
  • Health Problems such as increased risk of disease and infection
  • Malnourishment
  • Illegal activity to gain money
  • Being assaulted or robbed
  • Mental health problems
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Depression and suicide
  • Poor prospects for employment
  • Low self esteem

The Lloydminster Interval Home can provide safe, temporary shelter and support to women and children who are experiencing homelessness.