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I am 53 years old and I am originally from Mission. The first time I was homeless it was in 1991. I was sleeping on the tracks in a tent, it was pretty hard. The jobs that I have done include being a cashier, maid service, waitress and babysitting. I liked being a cashier the most at the vegetable stand. I would like to do that again or maid service. The hardest part of my life has been that I have to pan handle to make money for tobacco, drugs etc. The difficulties started from rebelling against authority figures such as my mom and police. What makes me happy is the people around me, people watching and making money panhandling. If I had unlimited resources I would build a home, have a car and lots of antiques. I would like others to pray for me to have a quiet ongoing liftstyle and to pass away peacefully.

Wish List
  • Footwear - Boots - Size 9

  • Warm winter coat - Size Large (14) - with a hood and fur to match the boots

  • Necklace - Crystal if possible

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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