UGM Encounter

Others, Homelessness

Contributed by: Union Gospel Mission

Encounter is an educational Escape Room constructed to 1) educate the public on why homelessness is so difficult to avoid and 2) demonstrate why homelessness is so difficult to escape. It was opened to the public free of charge to reveal hidden barriers that homeless Vancouverites face in real life. The room was partly designed, developed, and constructed by formerly homeless guests who want the public to understand homelessness on a new level. Encounter is not a game; it was an immersive learning experience meant to challenge perceptions and inspire the public to ‘counter’ homelessness. Most importantly, it is an opportunity for formerly homeless guests to share their own stories, in their own way.

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