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. See a few of our stories below, plus more stories can be found on our Donor Impact and Gratitude pages.

December 3, 2014

Rose’s Story

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When Rose was studying to earn her Business Administration degree in Prince George, she never set her sights on future goals or dreams. But…
July 9, 2014

Al’s Story

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When you first meet Al, you are taken in by his eyes: clear, strong and focused. But those eyes also contain a vulnerability that tells…
July 9, 2014

Gordie’s Story

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“What I’m scared of, terrified of, is that I’m going to go back to it. But I don’t want to go back,” says family member Gordie…
July 9, 2014

Gordon’s Story

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If you walk into Our Place on a Wednesday afternoon, you’ll find a line of people waiting for Gordon. Every week this gentle man…
July 9, 2014

Don’s Story

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“It’s like a game of snakes and ladders,” says long-time Victoria resident, Don McLeod, about injuries due to a recent bicycle…
July 9, 2014

Shawn’s story

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“My dad was a long-standing member of the Victoria street community,” says Shawn, 29, as he sips a coffee at the end of his work…
July 9, 2014

Shirley’s Story

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If you step into the Our Place Society building during the weekdays, you will probably see Shirley’s smiling face. Here from 6:30…
July 9, 2014

Jerome’s Story

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Jerome has moved into stable housing for the first time in years. He is three years clean and faces this transition with confidence,…
July 9, 2014

Jill’s Story

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When Jill first came to Our Place, she was in a virtual meltdown. Several years earlier, Jill had lost her job as a dietary aid at…
July 2, 2014

Dominic’s Story

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From behind the security desk at Our Place Society on Pandora Avenue, Dominic, or “Dom” to his friends, greets nearly everyone…