Jim Green
Vancouver, British Columbia

Jim Green Residence is home for 66 low income men and women with a history of homelessness. Priority is given to applicants whose safety is at risk in their current housing, including those who are in mentally, emotionally or physically abusive situations.

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Drop off Locations:
  • Al Mitchell Place, 346 Alexander St, Vancouver , Al Mitchell Place Shelter is staffed 24 hours a day however please try to avoid meal times (8-9am, 12-1pm, 5-6 pm) Please ask for Scott the Supervisor. Please make sure to label your present with the Name and Assigned ID#. A description of the present should be kept separate from any personal notes or cards you wish to include with the present.
  • Jim Green, 415 Alexander Street , Please phone ahead staff are often away from the front desk. P: 604-255-2347 See secondary drop off location at Al Mitchell Place.

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I was born in England. The first time I slept outside luckily it was a warm evening in October of 2007. I was sleeping outside the Al Mitchell Place with my dog Fester, tucked into the brick planters. I was 50 years old.
I was waiting for social services to approve my disability claim and until that was approved I didn't have anyting or anywhere to go.
I've alway worked as a cook. most of my difficulties in life have come from the drugs surrounding the music industry.
I am happy when the sun is shining and I can focus on being happy.
If I didn't have to worry about money I would relax and enjoy life.

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I was born in Simcoe Ontario. I was 16 and had just been released from a group home when I was first homeless. My parents were alcholics and this has really impacted my life and made it difficult.
Mostly I've done computer repair and custom building for work. If I could do anything it would be to build quality custom computers fro people.
I am happiest when I have a home.

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I have som many allergies, weat especially and on a limited budget this makes it so difficult. Most of the food prgrams have weat in eveything.
I love my dog - a ShihTzu. He keeps me company.

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Karen was born a raised in the Lower Mainland.
Karen loves to help people, she volunteers all over the community.
Karen would like to see Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in May.

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I am from Vancouver. I have been homeless and don't ever want to live like that again. I have been at the Lookout for a few years now.
I have worked in social services for 24 years and I'm suffering from PTSD from the job. It was a horrible situation with violence and a dog killed. I had to leave the home under plice escort and moved to a new city to start over again. I haven't been able to work since.
I have been suffereing from an addiction for many years the incident from my job led to my using the clean time (years!) and I struggle with addiction and depression everyday. I am not in contact with my family so I am very isolated and find it hard being around people.
I will be starting a group for trauma survivors in January that I hope will help me to live again.
If I had unlimited funds I would live in a samll town and hove lots of pets. My dog is my best friend.

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  • perfume, bath oils etc

  • gift card for something nice

I was born in Montreal Quebec.
My biggest difficulty in life in my drug addiction coupled with poverty ( low income - welfare). The hardest part of my life would most definitely be difficulty in overcoming the extreme sorrow of having given a beautiful little girl, my first born daughter up for adoption because of my failure's as a man.
Seeing pictures of my beautiful little girl that God blessed me with make me happy. I can't say exactly what's going well for me at this moment as I'm still working on things!

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  • Warm foot wear mens size 12

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  • gift card for groceries (save on foods ect)

  • Socks

I was born in Kitimat, BC. It was so cold the first time I slept outside. I was 10 and I ran away from home to esape the abuse. The neglect and abuse from my childhood has had a huge impact on my life. It has led to so many of my difficulties.
I really enjoyed landscaping it was really rewarding. I also did courier work. I feel happy when I have a pace to live and some savings. I try and save as much as I can and it makes me feel good.
If I had unlimite resources I would come home and settle into my place for the rest of my life.

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  • Bus tickets - #1 please this would mean so much

  • footwear size 10 mens

  • socks mens size 11

I'm over 50 and my life has been so hard. I would really like to have a nice Christmas this year.

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  • Jeans size 13-14 extra long legs & a Top, Large, black or blue

  • Warm foot wear Size 10 Female

  • Warm winter jacket (water proof) Large or XL Female

I was born in Alberta. I was first homeless when I was 9 thru 12 years old. I've never been able to find work but I have a lot of things that I do in my life.
I'm happy to be alive. I want to do so many thing. If I had unlimited funds I would do more searching to find my meaning.

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I have done lots of Volunteer work for lookout in their shelter, kitchen, dishwashing, cooking, serving. I've also volunteered at the VCH thrift store, women's center helping them out, with reception, cleaning, sorting clothes, I love volunteering especially assisting helpless people.
The hardest part of my life is not being able to be free, I'm in physical pain with stif joints and it's crippling.
I wish I was able to see my daughter, but I haven't seen or talked to her in 13 years.
Seeing other people happy makes me happy.

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  • Towel, toiletries

  • Bus pass

  • Warm jacket size 12 or XL, in beige womens

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  • Bed spread, blanket (single)

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  • socks, underwear womens medium

  • Warm footwear size 8 women's

Rose is a 71 year old First Nations woman originally from Williams lake. She would like a ring size 8 for christmas or winter shoes size 8.
What makes her feel happy is her friends she says "I wouldn't be happy without my friends"

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  • ring size 8

  • winter shoes, size 8 womens

  • Socks

  • hats gloves scarf