According to Carol Sabo, director of Terrace's shelter, Ksan House, the Ksan transition house does take interim housing for short periods but that Martin's situation shows how dire the situation can be for families without housing.
"It is the reality now - especially for families," said Sabo
, who is currently seeking to advance a project to build affordable housing units on city land.
"Singles we can roll out the mats at night at the shelter but if the transition house is full with women fleeing abuse there aren't any real options for families," she
has the following advice for homeless families: