Cathy Crowe always wanted to be a nurse but she never planned to be a street nurse - a title she continues to use to evoke the horror of homelessness in a rich country like Canada. In Dying for a Home Crowe brings us the voices of ten homeless activists advocating for change. The word homeless conjures many stereotypes, but rarely does it suggest bravery, courage, charisma, or intelligence, qualities demonstrated by each of these determined individuals. Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in downtown Toronto and has worked on issues of homelessness for over seventeen years. She co-founded the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC), which in 1998 declared homelessness a national disaster.