Why Dr. San Bhatha and his Family are Sleeping Outside
My family and I are sleeping outside for one night on Dec 4th to help raise awareness for and prevent youth homelessness. We joined the local initiative started by our friend Ryan Moreno (@wearejrg, www.onenightout.ca) in 2018 so that vulnerable youth in our community will have a chance to receive urgent care and support to help prevent and/or get them off the streets through agencies such as Youth Unlimited. In April 2020, the first ever homeless count found that there were nearly 700 youth (age 13-24) homeless in Metro Vancouver. The unexpected arrival of Covid 19 this spring has magnified the dire circumstances faced by these vulnerable youth so it feels more important than ever to take action. Ours is hardly a sacrifice when you consider we will get to return to the comfort of our home and warm beds the very next day. Imagine the youth for whom there is no known end in sight. Your donation (big or small) will have a significant impact. We are grateful for your generosity and compassion as always.