FROM HOMELESS TO HOME
5 ways to learn from people who
have been homeless in Ottawa and
became housed again
The project brings to life the findings from
the Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa
1. Interviews ~ Now Available Below!
11 people share their experience of homelessness in brief
4-5 minute audio-visual interviews.
2. Booklet with Research Highlights
Easy to read highlights help get the word out on how community organizations, governments and people in the community can work together to end homelessness.
3. A Documentary Film
By filmmaker Jason Gondziola
Now Available ~ From Homeless to Home
4. Radio Show part 1 part 2
A radio documentary about homelessness in Ottawa on CHUO by Heather Gilberds, Communication Studies at Carleton University.
5. Report Card on Ending Homelessness
Eight of the people interviewed below are also in the Housing WORKS section in the 2007 Report Card, talking about how they found a place to live after being homeless
11 AUDIO VISUAL INTERVIEWS
Click on their names to watch and listen as
11 people generously share their experience*
Paula Mary Matt Diane Jody
Ego Jennifer James Shelly Katie Joe
Their comments bring out five themes: economic difficulties ~ health challenges ~ interpersonal conflict and family violence ~ substance use problems ~ the difference housing makes
* Based on their preference, some interviewees are using a pseudonym and some interviews are blurred to protect a person's anonymity.
One continuous video The 11 interviews and the researchers' comments are available in one continuous video.
Two of the study’s researchers, Tim Aubry from the University of Ottawa and Fran Klodawsky from Carleton University discuss the findings and implications of the Panel Study in the context of these interviews.
These interviews were done in 2008 bring to life the findings from the 2002-2005 Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa.
Jason Gondziola's documentary film features other Ottawa stories.