Bridging cultures

Every day, I walk in through our main doors not knowing what lies ahead; but I do know one thing for certain – I will learn something new today. I am astonished by the immense diversity that is represented by the many youth who access our services. Wouldn’t it be lovely to be whisked away [...]

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Cooking for her life

When Sophie’s mom was angry at the world, it was Sophie who would suffer. Her mom was overwhelmed and alone with six kids. They were all boys except Sophie, so her mom would be especially hard on her. Sophie would escape the chaos around her by keeping to herself and listening to her music, but [...]

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Mentoring has double rewards

They could be any two guys working out in a university gym on a week night. But Pete, a resident of our longer-term housing program and his mentor, Chirag Patel, are working on building trust and friendship. The pair was among the first to be teamed up last summer when our new mentorship program launched. [...]

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A lifeline for Mark

Mark’s childhood home was a battle zone. After a long day at work, Mark’s father would sometimes explode in anger and beat Mark with his belt. Hardened from her own difficult life, his mother was often cold and hostile to her son as well.

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