Homelessness can be described as inadequate housing, inadequate income and inadquate social supports. There are various reasons why an individual is homeless and it is situational. It is often a result of a number of factors versus one single cause. Most people do not choose to be homeless, and the experience is generally negative, unpleasant, stressful and distressing.
At Hockey Helps the Homeless, we're working towards a future where every Canadian has a place to call home. The money raised through our fantasy hockey tournaments help to fund the work of over 40 homeless support agencies that share our goal of ending homelessness. Funds raised in your community stay in your community, providing immediate relief through shelters and survival kits, and supporting longer term needs including transitional housing projects and return-to-work training programs that help to restore the dignity and independence of homeless people.