2007 HAW

2007 Campaign: Jim Byrnes does Public Service Announcements

Once again, Jim Byrnes has donated his time and legendary blues voice for our public service announcements. Each PSA script is the same message you’ll read in the print ads, transit shelter posters and public library posters shown below.

The musical score and production were donated by Bill Sample. Thank you Bill.


Anna (596 KB MP3

Delores (596 KB MP3)

John (592 KB MP3)


“Have you ever met a person who was homeless?

Anna had nowhere to go when her husband threw her out. Community centre staff referred her to a shelter for abused women. With the help of an outreach worker, Anna sorted out her finances, received counseling, and is now living safely in a senior’s housing complex.

For Anna, support services, an adequate income and affordable housing made the difference between homelessness and a home.

Homelessness, together we can solve it. Visit: stophomelessness.ca”


“Have you ever met a person who was homeless?”

Dolores could not find a place she could afford. Homeless, she turned to an aboriginal women’s organization. A staff member worked with Dolores to secure an income, enroll in community college and find permanent housing. Two years later Dolores and her son are living in a family housing complex.

For Dolores, support services, an adequate income and affordable housing made the difference between homelessness and a home.

Homelessness, together we can solve it. Visit: stophomelessness.ca”


“Have you ever met a person who was homeless?

At 19, John was homeless and living in a tent. An outreach worker connected him to a job program. There, John found a place to live and received training, life skills counseling and work boots donated by a local employer. Now working, John has enough income to rent an apartment.

For John, support services, an adequate income and affordable housing made the difference between homelessness and a home.

Homelessness, together we can solve it. Visit: stophomelessness.ca”


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