Home Safe (2010)
A Documentary Community Development Project with Homeless Children and their Families
Sky Works Charitable Foundation has embarked on an ambitious and timely documentary community development project to make visible the experiences and needs of children and their families who experience poverty and homelessness. Home Safe – a documentary tool kit in four parts - will focus on children under theage of 18 in four different communities – Calgary, Hamilton, Toronto, and Sault Ste. Marie - who, along withtheir families, have been forced into shelters, motels, hostels or transition houses or who are ‘couch-surfing’ with family or friends – all as a consequence of poverty and/or family crisis.
The Home Safe project is being led by award-winning, community-based filmmaker Laura Sky, and advocate and Street Nurse Cathy Crowe. Cathy is a co-founder of the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, the author of recently published book, Dying for a Home, and she is the recipient of the Atkinson Foundation Economic Justice Award.
Home Safe Toronto - User’s Guide
Home Safe Hamilton - User’s Guide
Home Safe Calgary - Teacher's Guide
For more information on Home Safe: http://www.skyworksfoundation.org