There is no taking a break and watching some TV or going to the fridge to find a snack.
Everything becomes a challenge when you are homeless, from finding a washroom to trying to access services and figure out where your next meal will come from.
A group of local leaders is putting themselves in the shoes of those on the street through a 36 hour fundraising event called Sanctum Survivor, which began at 6 this morning (Fri).
The Sanctum Care Group is Saskatchewan’s first HIV transitional care home and hospice.
Sanctum 1.5 will be Canada’s first HIV and high risk prenatal care home, opening this fall in Saskatoon.
Executive Director Katelyn Roberts says money raised from the event will go to these two homes, but the event is also about bringing awareness of the challenges for those living with HIV who also experience poverty, homelessness and chronic illness.
Just finding a place to wash your hands can be an issue.
Roberts says the participants will gain a lot of empathy and insight but in the end they will be able to go home, whereas those on the street have these challenges every day.
You can follow the Survivors on social media at #SanctumSurvivorYXE