What’s it like to be homeless, jobless and without food in Dundas County? Linking Hands hosted a Homelessness Maze on April 12 at the Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester.
Mark Snelgrove (pictured), a representative from the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), facilitated the event.
Roughly 80 people attended. Participants were provided a “real” scenario and were asked to navigate the system to secure food, housing and finances.
More than 15 agencies representing local services and resources were in attendance providing a realistic experience for participants.
Following the maze activity, Snelgrove led a debrief giving participants an opportunity to discuss their feelings.
You can read more on this story and others in the summer edition of Community Connection, Linking Hands’ quarterly newsletter.