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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bishari Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 45 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

Cathy Crowe's name is a familiar one. For years, as one of Toronto's 50 or so street nurses, she has visited the habitats of the homeless, tending to their blistered feet, infected wounds and often fragile psyches. She helps find night shelter for them when temperatures reach lethally low levels. That's the silent, unseen, unheard part of what she does. But it's her passionate advocacy on behalf of the homeless that has made her name familiar. In Street Nurse we see a woman, herself a single mother, who is quite simply driven by compassion for the marginalized and hopeless among us - those thousands of people the rest of us see every day on our streets and yet never see.