RENFREW COUNTY CAN'T IGNORE ITS HOMELESSNESS PROBLEM 11/5/2018 7:06:06 AM
Renfrew County has an invisible problem. Homelessness is something you don't see in local communities, but it is happening. The chair of the social services committee and Reeve of Laurentian Valley, Debbie Robbinson, says the county needs support from upper tiers of government to help with the problem.
Robinson says 136 homeless people across Renfrew County were surveyed for the report, but that doesn't represent the whole number. She adds that over half of the homeless are under the age of 25 and most people are couch surfing or going from home to home.