Through initiatives like Journey Home, there’s been a huge focus on homelessness in the Okanagan over the past few months but Christine Mettler says there is much more to poverty than not having a home.

“Journey Home is just focused on homelessness,” she told iNFOnews.ca. “The B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition has a much broader view on poverty. We look at housing. We look at health care. We look at income supports. We look at education. We look at these other issues in their entirety.”