Health of Homeless Persons

Those surveyed suffered from a variety of chronic and acute illnesses that are aggravated by life on the streets:

  • 42% of people who are homeless in Chilliwack are living within an addiction
  • 25% have a mental illness
  • 18% have a medical condition
  • 13% have a physical disability

Poor diet, stress, cold and damp living conditions, along with inadequate sleeping arrangements, sanitation and hygiene, increase the risk of health problems and decrease life expectancy.

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Description Date File Size
2017 FVRD Homelessness Survey Report 2018-06-05 2.14MB