Winnipeg Free Press
THE death of Tracia Owen in 2005 was a wake up call for social services in this province. She hanged herself, having been repeatedly betrayed by a family to whom she was sure she would return, permanently, one day. At 14, the chronic runaway who was sexually exploited on the streets saw death as preferable.
'Why do so many children in care or living on the street feel they do not have a village to keep them safe?'
By Michael Redhead Champagne, for CBC News
Althea Guiboche often talks about why she works every week, as a single mom on assistance, to provide bannock to the homeless and hungry on Winnipeg’s streets – in honour of the village we once had.