Loren Bernardin
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $250.00

My Message

It's cold out there. And on February 26, I'm going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, I'll be walking and fundraising to support people and families experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger in my community. Please, give generously by clicking the "Donate Now" button above. Thanks!

A number of subgroups are commonly found in the homeless population including Families, Abused women and their families, Immigrants and Refugees, Aboriginal peoples in BC, People with severe addictions and/or mental illness.

Among people who have severe addictions and/or mental illness, there are a number of reasons for the rise in homelessness:

1. Closing large institutions for people with mental illness (e.g., Riverview Hospital in BC) without increasing the supply of community-based services

2. Poor discharge planning and community follow-up after people leave hospital or the criminal justice system

3. Lack of affordable housing

4. Changing economic factors (e.g., increasing poverty, tighter housing markets)

Homelessness harms not only the people who are homeless, but also their communities and social systems. Prevention and long-term approaches must replace the reactive, emergency-based programs that have been used to date.

Event Date
Feb 1, 2022 12:00 AM
Location Name
Salmon Arm - Shuswap Food Action Society

My Team

Loren is part of WorkBC
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My Supporters

Big Sis left a message
Feb 23, 2022 6:51 PM
Stay Warm, what a great initiative to support!
Angela Inskip donated $50.00
Feb 23, 2022 6:50 PM
Shuswap Food Action Society left a message
Jan 21, 2022 4:41 PM
Welcome! Thank you for participating in the Coldest Night of the Year. We appreciate your support for this event. Best of luck reaching your goal!