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SR editorial: Time to stop our own victimization

Advocates for the homeless, including people on the streets, have a tendency to fall prey to becoming victims and responding to any number of crisis situations that unfold in our city in a scattered and sometimes divisive way. Be it criminalization issues, lack of housing, treatment, police brutality, etc., etc.

It’s not a good place to be.

It’s mostly the result of constantly facing trauma. Be it someone who is living outdoors with the rats and the crows, or individuals working on the front lines who deal with the secondary trauma day in and day out, until it becomes their own. Continue reading