In Timmins alone, the number of homeless people is growing and is much higher than what has been previously predicted.

Jason Sereda is the coordinator at Living Space, a Timmins organization that looks to alleviate and prevent homelessness.

“The 800 point, it was determined in the last two point-in-time counts that were conducted both in 2011 and this past summer, 2018. But, we know from experience that those point-in-time counts do miss people. So, if talking to service providers, we’re confident in estimating the number is well above a thousand.” said Sereda.