When Macy’s dad left, her mom changed. Her dad had been physically abusive and critical to Macy as a small child, but when he left, it did not get much easier. Angry, disappointed and overworked, her mom barely spoke to her except to yell.
The holidays can be especially hard for the youth we serve at our drop-in. The streets are filled with festive lights and decorations. But with estrangement from family and challenges to make ends meet, it can seem like the holiday cheer is not meant for them.
When a youth first comes to us, their journey towards a life with a future begins. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, consider a gift that changes the course of a young person’s life. Giving Tuesday is an invitation to Canadians to give a gift to a worthy cause. It follows the shopping frenzies of Black [...]
Warm hearts and bellies with this creamy and comforting winter side. Nutmeg, fresh pepper and pimento add a some seasonal seasoning.
Amy came from a quiet, middle-class neighbourhood, and she did well in school and gymnastics. But her parents fought constantly and they were both very critical of her. When she didn’t feel ignored in the chaos, she felt there was nothing she could do to please them.