Read Their Story And Make A Pledge Today

I am 38 years old and I am from Calgary Alberta. The first time I slept outside my husband and I found cardboard and built a little tent. It was cold, eerie and got no sleep. I found I was sick and life fell apart. I lost everything...House, kids, etc. I worked at Fast Gas, Strathmore car wash. I really liked Fast Gas and meeting new people and just getting to be around all the customers. I would like to do that again. The things that contributed the most to the difficulties in my life the most was that my parents gave me crack when I was 9, then selling me to men at 11 and finally giving me heroin at 13. I never got to be a kid or just live a normal life. Now addictions have controlled my life. What makes me happy is seeing or talking to my 5 children and making other people happy. If I had unlimited resources I would give back to all the workers who help low income families, homeless people or drug and alcohol workers. I would like other to pray that I get back on my feet after my husband dying 3 months ago and get my children home with me.

Wish List
  • Hoodie - Medium - Any color

  • Sweat Pants - Medium - Any color

  • Back pack

  • Foot wear - Size 7

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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