Stories

Transforming lives begins with something as simple as a friendly smile and a non-judgmental ear.

That’s why Our Place believes in offering a hand up rather than a hand out. The lives that have been transformed because of the love, support and friendship that radiates within our building is incredible. Here are just a few of our stories.

May 22, 2018

Next Steps to Employment

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Joining the workforce after a long absence can be a struggle at best, but when you also suffer from multiple barriers such as homelessness,…
January 12, 2018

Dan and Brandy

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Can love change a person? Can it make you look in the mirror and instead of seeing your own troubled past reflected back, see the person…
September 18, 2017

Meet Craig

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It was only after his own personal experience with therapy that Craig Extine realized he wanted something different for his life. He…
September 18, 2017

Greg & Tracy’s Story

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"After 30 years together, we were living apart, and not by choice." When you’ve been married for 32 years, the idea of living…
August 1, 2017

Why I’m Proud of Pride

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One of my proudest moments of participating in the Victoria Pride Parade was when a young, pre-op transgender woman said that she never…
May 15, 2017

Miatreya’s Story

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“It is overwhelming what you see on the streets. The pain, the suffering, and the children. My God, the children who are out there…
May 15, 2017

Meet Aura

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Overdose Prevention Site at Our Place There are two startling statistics in the first three months of Our Place operating an Overdose…
January 10, 2017

Clifford’s Story

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At the end of a hard shift, most of us look forward to heading home, getting into something cozy, and relaxing. For Clifford, however,…
September 19, 2016

Lloyd’s Story

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Lloyd freely admits he has made his fair share of mistakes, but for the most part he was able to stand on his own two feet while supporting…
May 16, 2016

Jerry’s Story

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Wearing a Pink Floyd T-shirt, it’s evident that music has always played an important role in Jerry’s life. When asked when he got…
January 7, 2016

Karen’s Story

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Jackie is wrapped in a warm blanket when Karen gently clasps her hands around Jackie’s feet. "I can feel energy traveling up my entire…
January 7, 2016

Kari’s Story

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Many of us face obstacles in our daily lives that challenge even the toughest individuals, but for Kari that very first obstacle nearly…