Category Archives: Homelessness at Home

A Glimpse of our Week with Homelessness at Home

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Reflecting on the Experience as a Whole, and Thoughts Moving Forward

It feels odd to be “back to reality” – schoolwork, work, and chores, quickly busied me up once I returned home from the four day long program. It’s been a great experience, and I do not want to lose what … Continue reading

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Next steps: Afterthoughts on H@H

Our H@H experience is now over – I’m back in my own home today and got to sleep in my own bed tonight. Coming back to my apartment reminds me that one of the striking things that we discussed during … Continue reading

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A Different Calgary: Day 2 of H@H

This is my day to blog in-depth. It also happens to be the day where we, as much as possible, attempted to find out what a “day in the life” was like for someone experiencing homelessness – which gives me … Continue reading

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Day 2 (Wednesday, Feb 19) Reflections: Meeting Them Where They’re At

Sleep. Hm. I expected that it would be uncomfortable sleeping on the floor, and the extra cushioning of my yoga mat didn’t really help much. Tossed and turned the whole night. Checked my phone for the time, 4:50am. It would … Continue reading

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Yes, I wanted to do this: My introduction and reasons for participating in Homelessness at Home

My name is Danielle and I am a third year Health and Society student here at the University of Calgary. I’m also a participant this year’s ucalgarycares Homelessness at Home (aka H@H) project, which aims to help students learn more … Continue reading

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Entering Terra Nova: Reflections Before H@H Day 1

My name’s Isabel and I am a third year Health Sciences student. I was born and raised in Calgary and have had an interest in the topic of homelessness ever since high school. A friend took me along with her … Continue reading

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Meeting people where they’re at: Learning about life on the streets

I was asked to do a more in-depth blog to describe our workshops and preparation leading up to this experience. I wasn’t quite sure how to approach this: should I simply narrate the fundraising we did, the readings we did, … Continue reading

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Thoughts Leading up to Homelessness at Home

Soon enough I’ll be away from the comforts of my home and sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag along with the rest of the group for the ucalgarycares Homelessness at Home program. As I write with anticipation, the … Continue reading

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Students get Ready to Volunteer as Reading Week Approaches

UCalgary students are packing their bags as we speak in preparation for their service-learning Reading Week adventures! The 2013-2014 academic year brings four new programs through the Centre for Community-Engaged Learning. On top of our usual programs, we are happy … Continue reading

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