Although she worked at a restaurant, Kaitlyn could not afford to feed herself. Homeless and hungry, she decided to reach out for help.
Thanks to donors, a local United Way funded community centre was there to help provide her with nutritious food hampers. Once she did not have to worry about hunger, she was able to focus on her future. The centre staff also provided her with financial literacy training that helped her learn how to manage her income, and she was able to save enough to move into her first apartment.
Once housed, and with her cupboards full, her social worker made sure she was on the path to succeed by connecting her with a program to become an addictions counsellor.
With a stable home and a new career helping others, Kaitlyn’s future is now bright.
With a stable home and meals, I was then able to focus on my future.