Design Works Here
We believe Design is: a creative solution that improves the lives of people in need
Homelessness in Toronto
Causes of Homelessness <ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul><...
Problems of Homelessness <ul><li>Inadequate affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced access to health care </li></ul><...
The costs of Homelessness <ul><li>5026 Homeless people in Toronto </li></ul><ul><li>56 shelters </li></ul><ul><li>$120 mil...
Brain Injury & Homelessness <ul><li>A new study suggests that brain injury may be linked to homelessness </li></ul><ul><li...
Brain Injury & Homelessness <ul><li>70% suffered the injury before becoming homeless </li></ul><ul><li>More became homeles...
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 m...
Head Trauma makes you <ul><li>1.4x more likely to suffer from alcohol addiction </li></ul><ul><li>1.8x more likely to suff...
Our Design Truth Homeless people are not as different from you as you would think
Watch Your Head <ul><li>Campaign to encourage people to identify with the homeless  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the findings...
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Watch Your Head

  1. 1. Design Works Here
  2. 2. We believe Design is: a creative solution that improves the lives of people in need
  3. 3. Homelessness in Toronto
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Brain Injury & 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. 8. Brain Injury & 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. 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. 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. 11. Our Design Truth Homeless people are not as different from you as you would think
  12. 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. 13. watchyourhead.ca

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