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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Michael is a native of Vancouver. He has worked in construction in the past. He lost his wife 5 years ago and he unraveled after that. He had trouble with the law, drank and ended up in jail. He lost everything. He eventually was on the streets and that resulted in him blood clot in his leg. He is now in a wheelchair. He is grateful for the support and help he has received and grateful to have God in his life.

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Scott is originally from Toronto. He has lived in the Vancouver Area for about 26 years. Scott would love to find a job where he could help out with the youth. At this time he has struggles in many ways however he is still hopeful. His children bring much encouragement in his hardest time.

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Gabriel is 49 and originally from Ontario. He moved to Vancouver when is family broke apart. He has worked in construction, renovations, demolition , farm work and landscaping.His source of encouragement is the slow progression to a better life that he can enjoy.

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Brian is 53 and is originally from Vancouver BC. Brian was with the Canadian Search and Rescue for many years along side the RCMP. His biggest challenge is having a quiet secure premises . He finds encouragement through his continue work with Canada's missing through Facebook and Twitter(Internet Sponsor).

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Lori is 56 years old and was born and raised in the Vancouver Area. Lori has worked as a file clerk and cashier. However insomnia has been her biggest challenge. Good people bring her encouragement.

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Ali si 49 years of age and is originally from Somalia. he has lived in Vancouver for 22 years. He owned his own business and one time. He struggles to have security and fell safe. He is encouraged by the people in and around his life.

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Kathleen is from Montreal. She is 52 years old and has been in Vancouver since she was 16 years old. She was a teachers aide. She worked with vulnerable children. She also fostered children that had been abused. She did this so well t hat they asked her to take in Teenagers as well. She did go back to school and became a nursing assistant. She ended up suffering from serious back issues due mostly from abuse as a child as well as from work and had to stop working . She grew up Jehovah's Witness so did not have any opportunity to celebrate Christmas, so she would be grateful to receive anything that people were willing to give.

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  • Save - on- foods gift card

  • Save on foods gift card

Linda is a 50 year old native of Vancouver. She worked in commercial fishing and inspections cleaning. She is encouraged by her relationship with her mother that she visits at ST. Michael's Hospital as well as her dog "jojo" and cat "maryjane".

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  • Bus tickets

  • Gift card

Ian was born and raised in Vancouver. Ian is a retired and has work for Woodwards Department Store for 37 years however he lost his work pension due to stock market crashing. Ian finds encouragement through helping others.

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  • warm footwear, size 10

  • jeans, size 30 and length 30

Gerry is 55 years old and was born here in Vancouver. He loves the west coast and will never leave. He was a logger for 30 years and had to retire on disability. His biggest challenge is getting a good nights sleep. He is grateful that Justin Trudeau is our new Prime Minister.

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  • Warm footwear - size 10 1/2

  • Queen size comforter

Greta is 52 years of age and from Norway. She came to Canada in 1963. She was a hair stylist and volunteered at a shelter for battered women. She struggles with type 2 diabetes. She is encouraged when she is able to obtain food for herself.

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  • Save on foods gift card

  • Walmart gift card

Bryan is 29 years old and originally from Ontario. He came to BC for . Financial constraints are challenging for him. He has most of his experience in retail.. Friends and family are what encourage him the most in his difficult times.

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  • Superstore gift card

  • Walmart gift card