Only four hospital beds exist in Victoria for people presenting with an emergency mental health issue. If you’re non-violent but experiencing a severe psychiatric crisis in Victoria, there’s basically nowhere to go
Despite fears they would be among the hardest hit by the pandemic, North America’s street communities emerged relatively unscathed
Clean rooms, round-the-clock outreach workers, and semi-regular fires
As one recovering addict told The Capital, when you’re looking to inject drugs “it’s not like you’ll look around for Wi-Fi”
Topaz Park immediately became an epicentre of crime and disorder, and Burnside-Gorge now fears the same fate will befall them
The camp site was designed to safely accommodate the vulnerable during the pandemic. Instead, it became a hotbed of crime, anarchy, and death.
Residents say that the notoriously poor conditions at the Fairfield Hotel have remained relatively unchanged since the funding injection