Vanessa's Story - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Vanessa’s Story

August 3, 2022


Vanessa was homeless and numbed her feelings of guilt and shame with drugs and alcohol.

When Child Welfare told her she couldn’t live with her son due to her addiction, she decided to reach out for help. Luckily, she was able to access multiple programs along her journey that helped change her life.

Today, Vanessa works full-time as an outreach worker and lives at home with her 18-month-old son. United Way supports multiple programs that work together to create lasting change. Because supporters do local good, individuals like Vanessa are housed and helping others.

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