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Finding your way through homelessness

"Being homeless can be a very isolating experience. Whenever I would go to school, I always felt different from everyone else. While everyone else would leave school and go back home to their family, I would leave to go back to a shelter. I would get sad, almost pitiful, looks from my teachers and other students who knew my situation. I began to feel so alone in school, I almost wanted to stop going. Even now in university, I still feel like people know that I had been homeless for the past two years, and it makes me feel anxious and...

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A Look at Spending

There are so many reasons we spend money and they aren't always good ones. We consume then discard in a cycle that has led the fashion industry to become the second largest source of pollution in the world. As we move towards creating more sustainable lifestyles, this blog post from one of our youth's personal experiences highlights some of the reasons behind spending - especially for those who are in unhappy situations. "When I first became homeless, I had over $10,000 saved up in my bank account. I was only 16, and did not understand the value of money, and how to...

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Mental Health and Homelessness

A high percentage of homeless youth experience declining mental health. 85.4% of homeless youth fall into the “high symptom/distress” category for mental health and 42% have reported at least one suicide attempt. And yet, they don’t always receive the same empathy, treatment or understanding that others in society may receive. This experience from one of our youth employees tragically outlines how her mental disorder was dismissed and she had to struggle to prove she was suffering. With World Mental Health Week drawing to a close, we wanted to share this as a friendly reminder that it is crucial to always...

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"Oh, The Places You'll Go"

You first read this youth's story when she bravely opened up about her experience in sex trafficking. Now, with the first month of school coming to a close, we wanted to share her continuing journey in a new place, in a new environment as she pursues a post-secondary education to better herself. We are so proud of her and her undefeatable spirit and hope you will celebrate her success along with us. "We all sometimes dream of running away, of escaping the mediocrity of daily life, and starting over again. I too spent a lot of time wishing I could...

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