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I am 22 years old living on the street. When I was 11 my mom stabbed my dad 70 times in front of me. I lost both parents that day because my dad died and my mom went to jail and I haven't spoken to her since. I ended up in foster care because I have no other relatives and I was abused there so I ended up running away all the time and got into trouble and now I am a heroin addict. I have type 1 diabetes as well so I have to take insulin everyday. I never got any counselling or help for the trama I lived through so I have a lot of anger and stuffed feelings. I have died 6 times in the last 2 months 3 OD's and twice from my diabetes.. The last time I died something changed inside for me and I no longer enjoy getting high and I have a strong urge to get in touch with my mom so I can forgive her and maybe start to heal. She is at FVI prison so it is difficult to arrange but it will be worth it I think. I pray that I somehow get past all this so I can finally start to live.

Wish List
  • cell phone to talk to mom

  • compass cards to get around

  • Safeway

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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