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For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act purpose

Jun. 24, 2020 9:18 am

For people experiencing homelessness, watching television is a meaningful act

Paying attention to those TV choices can help social service workers forge connection, says Andrew Huff.
What COVID-19 tells us about shelter — and housing purpose

Apr. 13, 2020 11:59 am

What COVID-19 tells us about shelter — and housing

The pandemic is raising what has always been an important question, but which has now become an urgent question: Is shelter obsolete?
How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 24, 2020 7:09 am

How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19

CSP has adopted the process of community-based surveillance — used in Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola outbreak a number of years ago — in which every member of the shelter community has an important role to play.
The harm reduction approach to shelter management purpose

Feb. 24, 2020 11:44 am

The harm reduction approach to shelter management

"The value of harm reduction is that it puts things in very simple terms," says guest columnist Andrew Huff, "How can we respond to this situation without causing more harm?"
Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture? purpose

Feb. 12, 2020 8:30 am

Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture?

Columnist Andrew Huff argues it does. But even if you disagree, he says, the disciplinary practice represents a "gross failure in homeless services."
Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns  method

Dec. 24, 2019 6:30 am

Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns 

In his most recent think piece, guest columnist Andrew Huff encourages emergency shelters to begin reformulating their disciplinary protocols to align with restorative justice practices.
Respecting human rights in emergency shelter purpose

Dec. 11, 2019 3:03 pm

Respecting human rights in emergency shelter

Those who work in human services care about human rights, says guest columnist Andrew Huff. As such, he goes goes on to say, they should know whether or not their work upholds international human rights agreements.
How we use participatory, community budgeting in our emergency shelter purpose

Dec. 3, 2019 3:17 pm

How we use participatory, community budgeting in our emergency shelter

Toronto Community Housing uses it. And now the Bethesda Project's Church Program has adapted it for use in one of its shelters. The participatory budgeting model is readily scalable, says guest columnist Andrew Huff.
Being gay and working in emergency shelter purpose

Nov. 26, 2019 10:49 am

Being gay and working in emergency shelter

Guest columnist Andrew Huff considers what it means for a white, housed, gay man to be in solidarity with Black men experiencing homelessness.
‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’ purpose

Oct. 23, 2019 11:19 am

‘The experiences Black men have in emergency shelter are identical to the experiences they have had with police officers’

In a provocative new post, guest columnist Andrew Huff analyzes the parallels between the way Black men and boys are treated by police, and the way emergency shelter workers interact with Black men experiencing homelessness.

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