In Nova Scotia, we can see up to 2000 people who are homeless, most of them in the Halifax area. When we say “homeless” we mean people living on the streets or in shelters. There is a larger segment of the population, the hidden homeless, who are at risk of homelessness--women who shack up with a man just for a place to live, youth who couch surf and stay with whomever will put them up for a night or two, or women caught up in sex trafficking who are being held in secret. There are also those who are lonely - seniors, single moms, all on fixed incomes. And the working poor who need a little help to make ends meet each month.