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I am 31 years old male. I was first homeless when I was 17. I got kicked out and slept under the overpass by Walmart for almost a year. What makes me the happiest is being with my son. On a scale of 1-10 I would my current happiness as a 3.

Wish List
  • Footwear - Size 10

  • Hoodie - Size Large - Black or brown

  • Deodorant

Gateway Shelter for Women and Men
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 shelter provides women emergency shelter in the downtown core area of Vernon for the absolute homeless who may be suffering from economic downturn illiteracy, addictions and/or mental health challenges.

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