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Two people on floor in the front vestibule of a building

Staff members and other residents respond to an incident---quite a common occurrence---in the front vestibule of UA, a former university student dormitory now used as a residence for the formerly unsheltered. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 23 November 2021. UA is an interim project operated by the Working Centre of Kitchener, a community based nonprofit venture, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, a government body. Both organisations are responding to the rapid increase in homelessness in the region. UA can house up to eighty individuals and has six to eight people on staff for each of the three daily shifts. Most but not all of the residents have drug addictions and mental health concerns. Some individuals have moved to other supported housing while many of the current residents have been living at UA for a year. No formal permissions were given for this photo. The faces are obscured so much so that the people other than the person in the immediate foreground are not able to be identified. I am also aware of the specific incident details and choose not to disclose it. No one was harmed in this incident.

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Staff members and other residents respond to an incident---quite a common occurrence---in the front vestibule of UA, a former university student dormitory now used as a residence for the formerly unsheltered. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 23 November 2021. UA is an interim project operated by the Working Centre of Kitchener, a community based nonprofit venture, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, a government body. Both organisations are responding to the rapid increase in homelessness in the region. UA can house up to eighty individuals and has six to eight people on staff for each of the three daily shifts. Most but not all of the residents have drug addictions and mental health concerns. Some individuals have moved to other supported housing while many of the current residents have been living at UA for a year. No formal permissions were given for this photo. The faces are obscured so much so that the people other than the person in the immediate foreground are not able to be identified. I am also aware of the specific incident details and choose not to disclose it. No one was harmed in this incident.