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I'm originally from Fort McMurray. The first time I had to sleep rough I felt hopeless and helpless.
My mom was an addict. I watched her struggle, overdose, get beat up, be pimped out, and attempt suicide while I was growing up. I have serious mental health and addictions issues, and now I am the same as my mother was. She died from her addiction and mental health issues. I don't want to end up like her, but I have overdosed 5 times. I'm in and out of jail and I've never had a normal happy life. I'm jealous of people who do.
I'm all alone for Christmas with no family or real friends. I live on streets with my girlfriend who was raped repeatedly while I was in jail. I feel guilty and responsible. My street mom also died from an overdose recently, and now my dad is suicidal up in Fort McMurray. Please pray for my dad.

Wish List
  • Cell phone or phone card

  • Safeway gift card

  • 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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