Social fragility and homelessness slow down the process of healing.
The lack of cooperation between medical and social organizations excludes homeless people from medical care, and prevents health professionals from providing follow-up care, resulting in chronic diseases that may lead to recurring emergencies.
Put people at the heart of the program.
Medical and social issues should be treated simultaneously in the same organizations by multidisciplinary teams, and regardless of the care beneficiaries's background (e.g. a hospital, emergency housing, or a social assistance centre). Patients should have the opportunity to apprehend their rights and the right to access medical care, housing, and home care ; this has proven to be the best method to break the cycle of social exclusion.