Rhoda Kaellis Residence
New Westminster, British Columbia

Rhoda Kaellis Residence is a supportive and transitional housing development recently built on Royal Avenue in New Westminster. The residence has 24 apartments for those with a history of homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse. Residents of the 11 transitional apartments receive housing with support services for up to two years while the other 13 are affordable units that provide permanent independent housing

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  • Rhoda Kaellis Residence, 1105 Royal Ave , Wrapping instructions: Please include the name, ID# (Assigned ID), a description of the gift, the size of the gift, and name of the shelter. Dropoff Details: Please drop off at 1105 Royal Avenue, New Westminster with the following: -gift labeled with first name and last initial -what the item is on the back of the gift tag -separate any personal letters or notes. Shelter address: Rhoda Kaellis Residence - New Westminster, 1105 Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Phone: 604-544-5145

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Greta is 50 years old and was born in Burnaby, lived at Norway for a bit but moved back to New Westminster for good. Worked as a housecleaner, hairstylist, registered care attendant. She would like to do some volunteer work or get a part time job at the Salvation Army however her diabetes and working on her diet is a challenge right now. Support from the mental health like counseling, staff at Rhoda Kaellis and her cat-Snugglepusss helps her feel most encouraged.

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Linda is 47 years old and born here in Vancouver. Worked in a commercial fishing in Alberta for many years, and did inspection cleaning in a tea pot company. Currently waiting for surgery for her kidney and has some back problems as well. Her biggest challenge is food and home right now. Having lots of food and her dog Jojo encourages her the most.

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Michael is 45 years old and was born in Prince George but move to Vancouver when he was 5 years old. Worked in construction and painting. His biggest challenge is getting around having a left leg nerve damage.

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Laurie is 54 years old and was born in Vancouver. Worked as a nursing aid, cashier and filling clerk. She would like to do some office work but being a heavy smoker and having an insomnia keeps her from doing so. Coping with her insomnia and to move out is her biggest challenge right now as living in the residence is depressing her. Music - food to the soul encourages her the most.

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  • Walmart gift card

Bob is 55 years old and was born in Vancouver and lived here all his life. Has worked as a propane truck driver and unable to do so right now because of some health issues. A place to live is what would encourage him the most.

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Greg is 57 years old, born in Vancouver. Lived in Edmonton for 5 years. Worked as a truck driver and because of a terrible accident he is unable to work right now. Keep going with his regular routine is a challenge for him and being able to keep them would be encouraging.

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Shea is 45 years old and was born in Vancouver. Worked as a gas attendant, shipping receiver in a warehouse and volunteer in elderly center. He would be willing to do any kind of work, but his health issues feels like is the end for him. Walking around is encouraging for him.

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Rob is 56 years old was born in Winnipeg and moved here when he was 20. Unable to work due to his disability. His cat (Sweetie) encourages him the most.

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  • any sports card

Curtis is 29 years old and was born in Vancouver. He has worked in the construction and looking for a job right now. Keeping warm is his biggest challenge. His family is what encourages him the most.

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Dave is 51 years old and was born in Edmonton, moved here in New Westminster when he was a baby. He was a commercial fisherman and also worked in a warehouse. His hip problem keeps him from being able to work. No heat and hot water is a challenge, and having a broken scooter makes it hard to move around. He wishes to move into the community one day. Family gives him an encouragement.

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Penny is 45 years old and has lived in New Westminster all her life. She volunteers a lot in the community . She feels better about herself because there are always people who have less than she does. Her dog Cage and little cat encourages her the most.

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Emma is 52 years old and was born in New Westminster. Lived in Kamloops for 21 years and moved back. Worked in catering company and had a daycare with 7 kids. Unable to work right now due to some health issues and hoping to move in the community. Food and keeping warm is her biggest challenge. Having someone to talk to, like the staff at Rhoda Kaellies encourages her the most.

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  • gift certificate (safeway)

  • duvet

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  • pillowcases for a body pillow

Kathy is 50 years old and was born in Montreal. Moved to Vancouver for a change when she was 14. She was a foster parent to physically and sexually abused children and teen mom with children and or pregnant. She would like to work with children, elderly or with animals. Her biggest challenge is her back and having a scooter to get around. She is encouraged whenever she goes for a walk with her dog Max.

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  • comforter (queen) earth tone color

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  • gift card (safeway)

  • large squeaky ball for her dog

Paul is 42 years old and born in Winnipeg moved to Vancouver with his mom to leave an abusive relationship. Worked as a security guard and a roofer had a cancer on his femur and contracted hepatitis C. His health and being in constant pain is his biggest challenge. His nephew lives with him which encourages him but also a challenge as he provides for him.

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  • Safeway gift card

  • shirts blue or black (medium)

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  • socks & underware (medium)

Ali is 47 years old and was born in Somalia. Moved to Vancouver when he was 22 and loved the beautiful city and people around. He has worked in a pharmaceutical company but one day would like to open his own business in the line of food industry as he likes to cook. His biggest challenge is his health at moment suffering from depression. He is encouraged when he participates in programs, community support and not being alone.

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  • Safeway gift card

  • winter boots size 11

Brian is 28 years old and was born in Ontario because of necessity he move to Vancouver 5 years ago. He has worked at Zellers and was one of those who got laid off when it close down. He is hoping to open his own cafe one day. At this time he doesn't know what keeps him going as health, family and financial issues are challenging for him.

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  • Gift Certificate (any store)

  • coffee maker

Rick is 64 years old and was born in Alberta. Moved in 1970 when his father got transferred here for work. Hardly ever work. His mobility using a cane is a challenge. He misses eating in a restaurant like IHOP, burger, steak or fish and chips which would be really encouraging for him.

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  • blanket

  • pot of gold chocolate

  • gloves (large)