When Darren was only 13 years old, his mom threw him out. His mother suspected one of his friends when some of her jewellery went missing, so she flew into a rage and told her young son to leave her home immediately. With nowhere to go in his small Prairie town, he imagined the big [...]
Malcolm spent a grueling three months on the street, sleeping in Internet cafes and 24-hour restaurants. In a desperate Internet search, he found Covenant House. He came to Canada in his early teens to live with his extended family. There was a lot of conflict in his family and he had been kicked out.
When a scared and mistrustful kid comes to our health care clinic, our caring nurses gently help them to open up about their health challenges. Learning to trust the intentions of adults again and accept their help is a critical step for a youth to heal and move forward.