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I am originally from Surrey, BC. It was awful depressing the first time I had to sleep out.
I have been a chef and worked in construction. When I went to jail I lost everything. I did 10 years. The jail told my family I was dead. I didn't know though, so I thought they had abandoned me because I was an embarrassment to them. My low self esteem caused an addiction to steroids. After being released I was doing great for 2 years, but then I moved into a bad recovery house in Surrey. They cashed my welfare cheque, then kicked me out and kept all my stuff. I got very angry and started getting in trouble again. Now I am back on the street with nothing.
I am happy now just to be warm. I f I had unlimited funds all I would want is my own place and a girlfriend and a job. Pray I get some good luck for a change.

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  • Cell phone or tablet

The Russell
New Westminster, British Columbia

The Russell Housing Centre's shelter component is a 24-hour, minimal-barrier facility for up to 15 men aged 19 and older. It is a men-only shelter with homeless women supported by the nearby Elizabeth Fry Society shelter, also located in New Westminster. Donations are a simple way to have direct impact in the life of someone who is homeless.

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