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I am 53 years old and I have lived in Vernon with my family since 1976. The first time I slept outside it was very cold. I lost my place because of complications with welfare and medical EI. This left me with a shortage on rent and therefore I lost my place. I have done all kinds of work. I would take anything to have a regular pay check. I have also had difficulties in being off work due to an operation for my hernia which ultimately put me behind. It is hard to say what makes me happy. It would be my dream to travel across Canada. Although I don't believe in god, I believe in a greater power.

Wish List
  • Socks

  • Fishing gear

  • Fishing Line

  • #6 hooks for fishing

Howard House
Vernon, British Columbia

The John Howard Society began offering services to men and women in Okanagan in 1957. Originally based out of Kelowna the Society grew over the years, eventually providing services throughout the Okanagan, the Thompson region and the Kootneys.
The Gateway Men's Shelter provides men emergency shelter in the downtown core area of Vernon to the absolute homeless who may be suffering from economic downturn, illiteracy, addictions or mental health challenges.

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