Since she turned nineteen, Savannah Shannon has been charged with a long list of offenses. She’s pushed, she’s bitten; she’s struck someone who was trying to wash her hair. Every time, it’s been determined that she was not criminally responsible. Her autism, intellectual disability and mental health issues were to blame. For years Shannon has been struggling to find somewhere to call home. While Savannah Shannon is unique, her story is not.
Five years ago, a bunch of Buddhist monks from Taiwan moved into the old Lobster Shanty in Montague, Prince Edward Island and made it their home. At first, there were only four of them, but more kept coming, scores filling up the defunct hotel. They were very friendly, and they wore their orange robes, of […]