Poverty and homelessness are the two fastest growing epidemics in Canada. As the number of homeless older adults is expected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers, improving service delivery to reach this population is important.
Officials at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Calgary say baby boomers are losing their jobs and are suddenly finding themselves homeless.
This creates unique challenges for programming, policy and service provision.
What supports are key to homeless adults finding their way “in from the streets.”?