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“There are a lot of reasons why someone could be on the streets…and they’d probably break your heart if you knew”

Julien Lachance is a street outreach worker at Na-Me-Res. Na-Me-Res is an organization that provides housing and outreach support with a focus on supporting Indigenous clients. Julien and his partner spend their days working with those living on the streets of Toronto. On top of taking care of basic needs like blankets, socks and water, Julien also works with people to find affordable housing in the city.

For those who care for the homeless community, the human connections which are made can be the most rewarding part of the job as well as the most difficult. In this gripping podcast Julien opens up about the realities of working on the streets of Toronto and how he personally copes with the often heartbreaking situations he sees.