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Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
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Watch Your Head
Watch Your Head
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Watch Your Head

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  • 1. Design Works Here
  • 2. We believe Design is: a creative solution that improves the lives of people in need
  • 3. Homelessness in Toronto
  • 4. Causes of Homelessness <ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Abuse </li></ul>
  • 5. Problems of Homelessness <ul><li>Inadequate affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced access to health care </li></ul><ul><li>Limited access to education </li></ul><ul><li>Increased risk of violence and abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty gaining employment </li></ul>
  • 6. The costs of Homelessness <ul><li>5026 Homeless people in Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>56 shelters </li></ul><ul><li>$120 million spent every year </li></ul>
  • 7. Brain Injury &amp; Homelessness <ul><li>A new study suggests that brain injury may be linked to homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>53% of Toronto homeless have suffered a traumatic head injury </li></ul>
  • 8. Brain Injury &amp; Homelessness <ul><li>70% suffered the injury before becoming homeless </li></ul><ul><li>More became homeless in the year of their injury than any other year </li></ul>
  • 9. Head Trauma makes you <ul><li>2.5x more likely to suffer from seizures </li></ul><ul><li>1.3x more likely to suffer from mental health problems </li></ul>
  • 10. Head Trauma makes you <ul><li>1.4x more likely to suffer from alcohol addiction </li></ul><ul><li>1.8x more likely to suffer from drug addiction </li></ul>
  • 11. Our Design Truth Homeless people are not as different from you as you would think
  • 12. Watch Your Head <ul><li>Campaign to encourage people to identify with the homeless </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the findings of the report to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Provoke demand for more research and intervention </li></ul>
  • 13. watchyourhead.ca

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