Imagine being homeless and every time you see a vacancy for an apartment, the landlord takes one look and says, “We’re full.” But this isn’t the Christmas story, it’s real life for so many Family members — especially the over 30-per-cent of the Our Place community who identify as Aboriginal.
You may have read or heard on the news about the substantial increase in need we are facing this winter. Our meal service has seen the largest impact as we are now serving over 58,000 meals per month. But it’s the faces behind those headlines that truly resonate with me.
When Rose was studying to earn her Business Administration degree in Prince George, she never set her sights on future goals or dreams. But if she had, it’s unlikely that she would ever have imagined trying to live on a government allowance of $500 per month when her rent cost $495.
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