“Voices from the Shadows: Homeless in a Rural Community”

In 2022-2023, volunteers from the radio station interviewed more than 60 individuals in and around the local homeless community and the organizations who serve them. These are the voices of homelessness, past and present, and the people trying to help them today. Their stories are, in turn, uplifting, surprising, and gut-wrenching. Here’s a video and audio introduction to our eight-part series.

Watch the introductory video by Persuasive Films Inc: https://youtu.be/IUlHBw6u8MI


Click here to listen to any of the eight episodes

  • Rough Waters Ahead, an Overview – Thurs April 6
  • The Kindness of Strangers, Services – Thurs April 13
  • Mental Health – Thurs April 20
  • Addiction and Substance Use – Thurs April 27
  • The Role of Trauma – Thurs May 4
  • Kate’s Rest and “The Big Island Model” – Thurs May 11
  • Resilience and Innovation  – Thurs May 18
  • Housing First: Exit Strategy? Or Just a Good Start? – Thurs May 25

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to a non-profit group or charity that supports the “unhomed”, and/or those experiencing food insecurity, please click here to view services in our region

Thank you to the volunteers, staff, and community members who contributed to this series:

All the interview subjects who kindly shared their experiences
Astrid Young – Script Writer
Andrew Dailey & Chuck Dailey – Original Music and Production
Cliff Prentice – Project Volunteer
Craig Mills – Project Lead
Dave Mackay – Program Designer & Interviewer
Gillian Carson – Project Manager
JJ Johnston – Announcer
Larry Richardson – Picton United Church Food Bank Volunteer
Liz Simpson – Production Assistant
Lorraine Willson – Grant Writer
Mark Rodgers – Host & Interviewer
Mike Harper – Assistant Program Designer
Pat Larkin – Production Lead
Persuasive Films Inc. & their amazing team – Video
Philip Knox – Host & Interviewer
The Community Radio Fund of Canada
Tristan Treasure – Web Design
Wendy Mesley – Narrator