I HAVE A VOICE
Earlier this year though a Community Action Project driven by Leadership Thunder Bay, the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy and Crime Prevention Council who collaborated with several community partners including; Shelter House, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care, St Joseph’s Care Group, Sister Margaret Smith Centre, and OPP along with nine youth to create a Photo Voice project.
This project was designed for youth who have been or are affected by homelessness. They were equipped with cameras so that they could create photography that had evidence or symbolic value to help others see the world through their eyes. Giving them a chance to tell their stories and have their voices heard.
To increase awareness in our community of the youth homelessness and to extend the impact of the original Photo Voice project the photos taken have been placed in 2018 Calendars and Photo Books and are available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of each item will go to Shelter House, specifically the SOS program since this was a focus of photography for one of the Youth.
The books and calendars will be on sale at the Real Canadian Superstore on Harbor Expressway on Thursdays August 10th and Friday August 11th between 3:00 and 8:00 pm this week. And every Thursday and Friday throughout the month of August! More information and times can be found on Shelter House Facebook