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I am originally from Langley, BC. It was awful the first time I was homeless sleeping outside.
I have worked in construction and painting.
My life is really difficult because I was cut off from welfare for life due to an $80 over payment. This makes it very challenging on the streets. I get nothing so I am forced to eat out of dumpsters. I get food poisoning all the time. I can't get into any recovery treatment programs for my addiction to heron, because you have to be on welfare. I had a good job in Northern Alberta on the oil fields that I could go back to, but I need to get detoxed and clean first. I can't even do that because of my lifetime ban from Income Assistance, so I am stuck with no way out it seems.
I don't think I'm ever happy. If I had unlimited funds I would get treatment and go back to work. Pray that I catch a brake.

Wish List
  • save-on or walmart gift card

  • dog stuff

  • cell phone or phone card

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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