Love Without a Home: A Portrait of Romantic and Couple Relationships Among Street-involved Young Adults in Montreal

The Homeless Hub - Resource Love without a home: a portrait of romantic and couple relationships among street-involved young adults in Montreal

Love without a home: a portrait of romantic and couple relationships among street-involved young adults in Montreal – see link below:

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There are many challenges facing the love life of street-involved young adults, love relationships can also contribute positively to the identity of these people by helping them to look at themselves differently and to consider alternatives to living on the street.

Abstract:

Few studies have explored love relationships among street-involved young adults. Unstructured interviews were conducted with 42 street-involved young adults, aged between 18 and 32 years (mean age = 23), about their love and sexual life. Themes were identified in the interviews with their corresponding kernels of meaning, and these kernels of meaning were then grouped into conceptual categories on the basis of their conceptual proximity. Five main conceptual categories emerged: (1) past relationships get in the way; (2) a romantic view of love dominates; (3) love is not always the main or the only motivation; (4) romance and the street do not mix well; and (5) hoping for love when the present seems dark. The interviews suggest that although there are many challenges facing the love life of street-involved young adults, love relationships can also contribute positively to the identity of these people by helping them to look at themselves differently and to consider alternatives to living on the street.

Homelessness, Young Adulthood, Sociology of intimacy, and Emergent Adulthood

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BLCF Cafe Community Dinner Reports Feeding A Record Number of Homeless and Marginalized in the Heart of Toronto

The Homeless Hub – Resource When There’s No Place Like Home – A snapshot of women’s homelessness in Canada

The Homeless Hub - Resource When There\'s No Place Like Home - A snapshot of women\'s homelessness in Canada

The Homeless Hub – Resource When There’s No Place Like Home – A snapshot of women’s homelessness in Canada

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The Homeless Hub – Resource Combating Hunger: A Snapshot of Hunger in Ontario in 2011

The Homeless Hub - Resource Combating Hunger: A Snapshot of Hunger in Ontario in 2011

The Homeless Hub – Resource Combating Hunger: A Snapshot of Hunger in Ontario in 2011

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This means that almost 1 in 33 Ontarians goes hungry each month; of this group 38% are children under the age of 18, a figure that has remained disturbingly high since 2001.

Thanks From BLCF Cafe Community Dinner

Thanks to the 45 or so who attended the Bluegrass Gospel Concert performance by A Cup of Cold Water. Terry and Lisa demonstrated their wide range of talents by including some Bluegrass,Gospel,Folk, Blues and Country to their repertoire at last Saturday’s Concert. A great time was had by all. And thanks for supporting the BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, helping to feed over 100 homeless and marginalized people, weekly.

Fundraiser at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship

A Cup of Cold Water in concert at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship in support of BLCF Cafe Community Dinner, feeding over 100 homeless and marginalized people every Wednesday.

A Cup of Cold Water Perfoming Benefit on behalf of BLCF Cafe

Terry and Lisa demonstrated their wide range of talents by including some Bluegrass,Gospel,Folk, Blues and Country to their repertoire at last Saturday's Concert.