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A person curled up on the floor, a dog, and three people in a front lobby

Ian Samolczyk and Jackie---last name withheld, staff members, attend to a person---unnamed by choice---on the floor of the front lobby of UA, a former university student dormitory and now a residence for former homeless people. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 26 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. Ian and Jackie have given permission to use this photo. We know the specifics of the incident and choose not to name or seek permission from that person, who was not harmed or in danger.

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Ian Samolczyk and Jackie---last name withheld, staff members, attend to a person---unnamed by choice---on the floor of the front lobby of UA, a former university student dormitory and now a residence for former homeless people. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 26 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. Ian and Jackie have given permission to use this photo. We know the specifics of the incident and choose not to name or seek permission from that person, who was not harmed or in danger.