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I am 56 years old and I am originally from Vernon. The circumstances that led to me being homeless was that my mother told me I had to leave. I had no place to go, this was when I was 54. The types of work I have done include being an office manager, cleaning for contractor in town. My health has not allowed me to work, I am on a disability. The things that have contributed the most to my difficulties stem from dysfunctional relationship abuse for 6 years, In addition it is difficult to find affordable housing, I am tired of couch surfing. What makes me happy is seeing my granddaughter and grandson, cooking and the fact that I have some good friends. If I had unlimited resources I would spend time with my family and friends cooking a wonderful meal. I would like others to pray for me so that I stay cancer free and find housing.

Wish List
  • Footwear - Sketchers - Size 8.5

  • Winter boots - Size 8.5

  • Cell phone

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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