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Robyn and Mickey


Robyn and Mickey are both 17 years-old and homeless in Ottawa, Canada. Once Mickey begins to talk, you can tell that these young adults have aged beyond their years. Robyn says that because shelters will […]

Robyn and Mickey

Robyn and Mickey are both 17 years-old and homeless in Ottawa, Canada. Once Mickey begins to talk, you can tell that these young adults have aged beyond their years.

Robyn says that because shelters will not take dogs or allow them all to stay together, that they’d rather stay on the streets sleeping rough.

On their first night homeless both of them were stressed and scared. They stayed under a bridge until someone gave them a tent and they now live in the woods. The Salvation Army outreach team took me there, and looked like their sleeping bags and everything they had was soaked from the rain. Clearly, this is no way for people to live.

No way for 17 year-old’s to live!

 

 
Very special thanks to Ottawa Salvation Army and Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.

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  • Amy

    It’s not fair that couples are tuned away because they want to stay together.

  • adam

    why you homeless

  • suebrowcounty

    wish someone there would set up a chip in fund for these kids. It seems like they want to work and do the right thing.

  • tab

    i don’t understand why u would want to live on the street that’s awful

  • Adèle

    The story of Robin and Mickey’s sad and moving. It’s shocking that they are in the street to their ages. Fortunately they keep hope, playing music and keeping their smiled. Through this video, we see that it is not always easy. How nice of them to testify.