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I am from North Vancouver. I am a widowed and retired female. After my husband passed way suddenly from a heart attack, I couldn't afford our home and was thrown out and lost all our belongings. I was 55 and slept outside in the pouring rain. Thankfully I was at least able to keep the urn with my husbands ashes and was given clothes and a suitcase by a store in Maple Ride - I couldn't believe how nice they were!
My husband passing away is the thing that has contributed to my difficulties. Helping out at the clinic and the shelter are the things that make me happy. If I had unlimited resources I would go back to school to become a social worker.
What I want most for Christmas is a stable place to live.
Merry Christmas!

Wish List
  • Warm Footwear (women's size 6.5)

  • Warm Winter Coat (Women's Medium)

  • Blanket

  • Backpack

  • Compass Tickets

  • Soap, shampoo, toileteries

North Shore Housing Centre
North Vancouver, British Columbia

The North Shore Shelter provides 45 year-round minimum-barrier shelter beds and up to 20 overflow sleeping mats available during extreme weather. The need for a shelter on the North Shore, one of the richest communities in Canada, was identified through Lookout's shelter operating in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada. Further investigation discovered the North Shore had a sizeable homeless population living in the communities' streets and parks – refusing to leave their neighbourhoods for assistance. As a result of this need, individuals and organizations across the North Shore came together and formed a task force on homelessness with the mandate of creating an adult coed shelter, as well as a youth safe house.

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