A homeless camp just steps away from the main strip in St. Thomas is causing problems for neighbouring businesses.

“We’ve had break-ins, the copper stolen from our HVAC,” says CTP Computers owner Sandy Vazquez.

“We’ve had peeing and defecating in and around the businesses. People causing hassles to pedestrians, cat calling, and things that make people insecure to walk by or go to our business.”

The camp is set up right behind the Psychiatric Survivors Network of Elgin (PSNE). They are a peer-support network where survivors help survivors.