Homeless in the Fraser Valley: Chilliwack, October to November 2011 

Photograph cut out and pasted onto foam core, then propped in front of a tarp in the study hall outside
the Chilliwack library. Thanks to David & Goliath (see link below under Resources) for allowing us to
use their photograph.


Most of us are only one or two paycheques away from homelessness.

Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth
away as a cloud. (Job 30:15)




Students Barbara Payne and Kaela Boyle choose resources for an English assignment from the display
table inside the Chilliwack library.

These high-demand homeless resources can be found online:

BC Auditor General, Homelessness: Clear focus needed (click on the report): http://www.bcauditor.com/pubs/2009/report16/homelessness-clear-focus-needed

Van Wyk, Ron, We need to get home: report on homelessness in the Upper Fraser Valley: http://www.fvrd.com/InsidetheFVRD/RegionalPlanning/Documents/Housing/Final Report - 2008 Homelessness Count - We Need To Get Home.pdf

Van Wyk, Ron. Homeless in the Fraser Valley: Report on the 2011 Fraser Valley Regional District Homeless Survey: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/InsidetheFVRD/RegionalPlanning/Documents/Housing/Final FVRD Homeless Report.pdf

Library Resources:

Amster, Randall. Street people and the contested realms of public space [electronic resource] New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2004. Call number: E-Book (Website).

Barnholden, Michael. Street stories : 100 years of homelessness in Vancouver Vancouver : Anvil Press, c2007. Call number: HV 4510 V35 B37 2007 (Chilliwack).

Baxter, Sheila. Under the viaduct : homeless in beautiful B.C. Vancouver : New Star Books, 1991. Call number: HV 4510 B7 B39 1991 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Beier, A. L. Cast out : vagrancy and homelessness in global and historical perspective Athens : Ohio University Press, c2008. Call number: HV 4480 C37 2008 (Abbotsford).

Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy Down to this : squalor and splendour in a big-city shantytown Toronto : Random House Canada, c2004. . Call number: HV 4050 T6 B58 2004 (Chilliwack).

Bridgman, Rae. StreetCities [electronic resource] : rehousing the homeless Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c2006. Call number: Internet (Website).

British Columbia. Office of the Auditor General. Homelessness : clear focus needed Victoria : Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia, 2009. Call number: HV 4510 B7 B75 2009 (Abbotsford, Website).

British Columbia. Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security. Local responses to homelessness : a planning guide for BC communities  Victoria, B.C. : Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security, 2000. Call number: GOV PUB 2932 BC.MA 2000 (Chilliwack, Website).

Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness. Homelessness in Burnaby : report of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness to the Community Development Committee, City of Burnaby, February 22, 2006 Burnaby, B.C. : Community Development Committee, 2006. Call number: HV 4510 B87 H66 2006 (Abbotsford, Website).

Cadillac Man. Land of the lost souls : my life on the streets  New York : Bloomsbury, 2009. Call number: HV 4506 N6 C33 2009 (Abbotsford).

Calgary (Alta.) Community and Social Development Dept. Social Research Unit. Count of homeless persons in downtown Calgary [electronic resource] Calgary, Alta. : City of Calgary, Social Research Unit. Call number: Internet (Website).

Caloz, Marie. No way home [videorecording] [Toronto] : CBC News, c2004. Call number: HV 4509 N62 2004 (Abbotsford).

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Family homelessness : causes and solutions [Ottawa] : CMHC, 2003. Call number: HV 4509 F36 2003 (Abbotsford, Website).

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. A study of tenant exits from housing for homeless people : where do they come from? why do they leave? where do they go Ottawa : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2003. Call number: HD 7287.96 C3 S88 2003 (Abbotsford, Website).

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Supportive housing for homeless and hard-to-house seniors [electronic resource] : an in-depth case study [Ottawa] : CMHC, 2007. Call number: Internet (Website).

Canadian Institute for Health Information. Improving the health of Canadians, 2007-2008 : mental health and homelessness  Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Health Information = Institut canadien d'information sur la santé, c2007. Call number: WA 305 I475 2007 (Abbotsford, Website).

Chan, Cheryl. Nightingales of the streets and alleys Province, Sept. 11, 2009, p A12. Database: Canadian Newsstand.

Connolly, Deborah R. Homeless mothers : face to face with women and poverty  Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000. Call number: HV 4506 O76 C66 2000 (Chilliwack).

Covell, Katherine. A question of commitment : children's rights in Canada  Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2007. Call number: HQ 789 Q48 2007 (Abbotsford).

Crowe, Cathy. Dying for a home : homeless activists speak out Toronto : Between the Lines 2007. Call number: HV 4509 C76 2007 (Abbotsford).

Czapska, Asia. More than bricks & mortar : a rights-based strategy to prevent girl homelessness in Canada Vancouver, BC : Justice for Girls, 2008. Call number: HV 4509 C936 2008 (Abbotsford).

DaCosta Nunez, Ralph. Moving out, moving up : families beyond shelter New York : White Tiger Press, c2006. Call number: HV 4506 N6 D32 2006 (Abbotsford).

Daly, Gerald P. Homeless : policies, strategies, and lives on the street  London ; New York : Routledge, 1996. Call number: HV 4493 D35 1996 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Davies Commission Inquiry into the Death of Frank Paul (B.C.). Alone and cold : the Davies Commission Inquiry into the Death of Frank Paul : interim report Vancouver, B.C. : Davies Commission Inquiry into the Death of Frank Paul, 2009. Call number: HV 5309 B7 D38 2009 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Dordick, Gwendolyn A. Something left to lose : personal relations and survival among New York's homeless Philadelphia : Temple University Press, c1997. Call number: HV 4506 N6 D67 1997 (Abbotsford).

Eberle, Margaret Patricia. Homelessness, causes and effects. Volume 1 : the relationship between homelessness and the health, social services and criminal justice systems : review of the literature  [Victoria, B.C. : Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security], 2001. Call number: GOV PUB 3276 BC.SDEC 2001 (Chilliwack, Website).

Eberle, Margaret Patricia. Homelessness, causes & effects. Volume 2 : a profile, policy review and analysis of homelessness in British Columbia [Victoria, B.C. : Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security], 2001. Call number: GOV PUB 3178 BC.SDEC 2001 (Chilliwack, Website).

Eberle, Margaret Patricia. Homelessness, causes & effects. Volume 3 : the costs of homelessness in British Columbia [Victoria, B.C.] : Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security], 2001. Call number: GOV PUB 3214 BC.SDEC 2001 (Chilliwack, Website).

Eberle, Margaret Patricia. Homelessness, causes & effects. Volume 4 : a profile and policy review of homelessness in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Alberta : background report  [Victoria, B.C. : Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security], 2001. Call number: GOV PUB 3095 BC.SDEC 2001 (Chilliwack, Website).

Goldberg, Michael. On our streets and in our shelters-- : results of the 2005 Greater Vancouver homeless count Vancouver : Social Planning and Research Council of BC, [2005]. Call number: HV 4510 B7 O62 2005 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Website).

Graham, John R. (John Russell). Homeless shelter design : considerations for shaping shelters and the public realm  Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, c2008. Call number: HD 7287.95 G73 2008 (Abbotsford).

Guthrie, Sherril. Affordable and accessible housing in the Upper Fraser Valley [electronic resource] : issues and opportunities Calgary : Detselig Enterprises, c2008. Call number: Internet (Website).

Greater Vancouver (B.C.). Research project on homelessness in Greater Vancouver [Burnaby, B.C. : GVRD, 2002]. Call number: HV 4510 B7 R47 2002 (Abbotsford, Website).

Hudson, Elizabeth. Snow bodies : one woman's life on the streets Edmonton : NeWest Press, c2004. Call number: HQ 799 C2 H83 2004 (Chilliwack).

Hulchanski, John David. Solutions to homelessness : Vancouver case studies Vancouver : Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia, c1991. Call number: HD 7305 V3 S65 1991 (Chilliwack).

Karabanow, Jeff. Being young and homeless : understanding how youth enter and exit street life New York : Peter Lang, c2004. Call number: HV 4509 K37 2004 (Abbotsford, Website).

Kraus, Deborah. Homelessness, housing, and harm reduction : stable housing for homeless people with substance use issues Ottawa : Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, c2006. Call number: HD 7305 A3 K73 2006 (Abbotsford, Website).

Laird, Gordon. Shelter [electronic resource] : homelessness in a growth economy : Canada's 21st century paradox : a report for the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership Calgary : Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, c2007. Call number: Internet (Website).

Levinson, David. Homelessness handbook Great Barrington, Mass. : Berkshire Publishing Group, c2007. Call number: HV 4493 H68 2007 (Abbotsford).

Lyon-Callo, Vincent. Inequality, poverty, and neoliberal governance : activist ethnography in the homeless sheltering industry Peterborough, Ont. ; Orchard Park, N.Y. : Broadview Press, c2004. Call number: HV 4506 N95 L96 2004 (Abbotsford).

Mannix, Veronica Alice. Through a blue lens [videorecording] Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, c2007. Call number: HV 5840 C22 B78 2007 DVD (Chilliwack).

Maté, Gabor. In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction  Toronto : Knopf Canada, c2008. Call number: WM 176 M38 2008 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Mayers, Marjorie. Street kids & streetscapes : panhandling, politics, & prophecies  New York : Peter Lang, c2001. Call number: HV 1431 M36 2001 (Abbotsford).

Medcalf, Neva Ann. Kidwatching in Josie's world : a study of children in homelessness  Lanham : University Press of America, c2008. Call number: LC 5144.22 T4 M43 2008 (Chilliwack).

McCreary Centre Society. No place to call home : a profile of street youth in British Columbia  Burnaby, B.C. : McCreary Centre Society, c2001. Call number: 1895438446 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Milbourne, Paul. International perspectives on rural homelessness [electronic resource] Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2006. Call number: Internet (Website).

Murphy, Aileen. Between the cracks : homeless youth in Vancouver  Burnaby, B.C. : McCreary Centre Society, c2002. Call number: HV 4510 V35 B48 2002 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Murphy, Barbara. On the street : how we created the homeless [Winnipeg] : J. Gordon Shillingford, 2000. Call number: HV 4509 M87 2000 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Neitzel, Michael C. Death by jib [videorecording] [White Rock, BC] : Peace Arch Community Services, c2005 ; [Coquitlam, BC] : Pacific Television & Film ; Toronto, ON : Kinetic Video [distributor] ; Vancouver, BC : Image Media [distributor], 2007. Call number: HV 5822 A5 D42 2005 DVD (Abbotsford, Chilliwack).

Novac, Sylvia. Family violence and homelessness : a review of the literature  [Ottawa] : National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, c2006. Call number: HV 4509 N67 2006 (Abbotsford, Website).

Novac, Sylvia. On her own : young women and homelessness in Canada Ottawa : Status of Women Canada, 2002. Call number: HV 4509 O62 2002 (Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Website).

Patterson, Michelle. Housing and support for adults with severe addictions and/or mental illness in British Columbia [Burnaby, B.C.] : Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction, Simon Fraser University, c2008. Call number: HV 4510 B7 H68 2008 (Abbotsford, Website).

Policy Research Initiative (Canada). Housing policy and practice in the context of poverty and exclusion : synthesis report [Ottawa] : Policy Research Initiative, 2005. Call number: HD 7305 A3 H685 2005 (Abbotsford, Website).

Public Health Agency of Canada. Street youth in Canada : findings from Enhanced Surveillance of Canadian Street Youth, 1999-2003  [Ottawa] : Public Health Agency of Canada, 2006. Call number: HV 4509 S87 2006 (Abbotsford, Website).

Scott, Susan. All our sisters : stories of homeless women in Canada Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c2007. Call number: HV 4509 S43 2007 (Abbotsford).

Thiessen, Rob. Report on the homeless in tri-cities, April - September 2006 [Victoria, B.C. : Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance, 2006]. Call number: HV 4510 B7 T55 2006 (Abbotsford, Website).

Walls, Jeannette. The glass castle : a memoir New York : Scribner, 2006. Call number: Just received (Abbotsford).

Weinberg, Darin. Of others inside [electronic resource] : insanity, addiction, and belonging in America  Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005. Call number: E-Book (Website).

Wild, Nettie. Bevel up [videorecording] : drugs, users & outreach nursing [Montreal, Québec] : National Film Board of Canada, 2007. Call number: WY 106 B48 2007 DVD (Chilliwack).

Wilkie, Karen. Hard times : a portrait of street level social problems in Western Canada Calgary, Alta. : Canada West Foundation, 2007. Call number: HT 127 W55 2007 (Abbotsford, Internet).

Other Resources:

Ann Davis Transition House: http://www.anndavis.org/transition_house.htm

BC Housing: Provincial Homelessness Initiative: http://www.bchousing.org/programs/homelessness

Chilliwack Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca/about/

City of Chilliwack Affordable Housing Strategy: http://www.chilliwack.com/main/attachments/files/1600/Final Chilliwack Affordable Housing Strategy.pdf

City of Vancouver: Homelessness in Vancouver: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/housing/homelessness.htm

Children of the Street Society: http://www.childrenofthestreet.com/

Habitat for Humanity International: http://www.habitat.org/

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mental Health and Homelessness:http://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/Pages/homelessness.aspx

Metro Vancouver Regional Homelessness: http://www.metrovancouver.org/planning/homelessness/Pages/default.aspx

National Coalition for the Homeless (United States): http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/

Street to Home Foundation: http://www.streetohome.org/

Tri-Cities Homelessness Task Group: http://www.tricitieshomelessness.ca/default.htm

Van Wyk, Ron, We need to get home: report on homelessness in the Upper Fraser Valley: http://www.fvrd.com/InsidetheFVRD/RegionalPlanning/Documents/Housing/Final Report - 2008 Homelessness Count - We Need To Get Home.pdf

Van Wyk, Ron. Homeless in the Fraser Valley: Report on the 2011 Fraser Valley Regional District Homeless Survey: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/InsidetheFVRD/RegionalPlanning/Documents/Housing/Final FVRD Homeless Report.pdf

Thanks

UFV Library thanks David & Goliath Agency http://www.dng.com/ of El Seguno California for letting us use one of their pictures for this display and also nursing instructor Lynne Wells, not only for inspiring this display, but also for lending us materials for our display case.

Last updated October 6, 2011 lm

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