Mental illness afflicts a staggering number of the country's homeless population. It's a circumstance that makes rehabilitation far more complicated than the simple "get them off the streets" refrain.
But to effectively combat the problem requires resources: access to mental health care, medication, proper housing, and a safe community are just a few on the lengthy list.
In light of tapped government resources, a pair of Vancouver brothers has made a significant contribution to a homeless compound.
Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt and his brother Neil have donated $50,000 from their parents' estate toward social housing on the city's west side.
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As the Vancouver Sun reports, the money will go toward the Dunbar Apartments, a 51-unit complex that houses formerly homeless individuals recovering from and coping with mental illness.
The compound is managed by Coast Mental Health, a local non-profit organization.
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