Monthly Archives: January 2015

Did you know that the average wait for affordable housing in Port Colborne is 11+ years? On Feb 3, please buy socks or a toque to help someone waiting!

sock puppetsAt Port Cares we urge you to join us in the fight to combat homelessness in our community. Did you know that:

  • Families with kids are the fastest-growing group in the homeless population? 
  • 1/3 of homeless individuals have some form of mental health issue?  
  • The average life expectancy of a homeless person in Canada is 39? 
  •  20% of Canada’s homeless are young people ages 16-24?

Shocking isn’t it? Help us at Port Cares by  donating at our Raising the Roof Pancake Brunch  on February 3rd at 61 Nickel Street from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Please buy some socks or a toque to donate to the Raising the Roof campaign to end homelessness. To learn more follow these links:

http://www.niagarathisweek.com/community-story/5271384-port-cares-ready-to-raise-the-roof/

http://newsinportcolborne.com/2015/01/one-toque-provides-two-hot-meals-three-transit-tokens/

2015 Pancake Flyer