Client Stories

sleepingDerek has a home for the holidays

We all enjoy being home for the holidays. It’s a special time for family, fellowship and giving.

 

 

 

Darwin gives thanksdarwinweb

When Thanksgiving is celebrated next month, Darwin doesn’t have to think twice about what he’s thankful for. He’s thankful for having the chance to reconnect with his son and his two grandchildren.

 

 

 

kimwebKim finds peace at Brigid’s place

For most of her life, Kim has been in search of a safe home. She finally found one with Brigid’s Place.

 

 

 

 

paulLiving with Support is a Recipe for Success

Asked if he would do anything differently, Paul replies “Do differently? Nothing. It has turned out really well staying with…

 

 

 

IMG_0002 (4)John’s Story

John is a quiet, gentle soul who lives at our 208 St. Andrew Street Residence.  From outside appearances John looks like a contented…

 

 

 

sleepingThere is No Place Like Home

“Look at their faces, the blank stare and the hollow eyes – remnants of lives gone terribly wrong.” There is nothing positive…

 

 

 

 

Carl’s Second ChanceOaks picture

Carl will tell anyone who will listen that he is living the good life. Carl lives at the Oaks at 1057 Merivale Road, one of the harm reduction facilities that is owned by Shepherds of Good Hope….

 

 

 

IMG_3589As Good As it Gets

Shawn came to Shepherds of Good Hope four years ago as a life completely out of control. He had been homeless many times because of…

 

 

 

Westfest20 Years with Patty

It has been a 20 year struggle for Patty but – together we finally made it. Patty is where she needs to be right now. Patty is…

 

 

 

Case Management in ESP

Meara is a Case Manager in the Enhanced Support Program (ESP).  This program is the final stage of care in the Transitional Emergency…

 

 

 

IMG_1121cropKira

Kira is 20 years old and lives in Shepherds of Good Hope Women’s Emergency Outreach Shelter. She was born in Oshawa to an unwed,…

 

 

 

client2cropThere’s Always Room for One More

This is Jaime’s story. I am so cold and I need sleep.  I had been staying with my buddy off and on sleeping on his couch but I…

 

 

 

April Darwin  Rene 003- General BRCA Life Renewed

Robert’s life was on hold when he first dropped into the Shepherds of Good Hope Emergency Men’s Shelter.  He was working as a painter earning $65 a week.  He had issues with alcohol…

 

 

 

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A New Lease on Life

Mary has been accessing Shepherds of Good Hope programs for fifteen years. During this time Mary delivered two children. Both children…

 

 

 

Picture1A Transition from the Streets!

Jeannie has been living at Brigid’s Place since the summer of 2011. Before moving into Brigid’s Place, she lived on the…

 

 

 

Darwin JpegI Don’t Have to Be Here, I Want to Be Here

Darwin Y. is a 60 year old, frustrated, self-confessed hard-core alcoholic.  He tells his story that he is the eldest male of a…

 

 

 

Effie pictureEffie

(Euphemia) Effie is an 82 year young Scottish lass who lives at Hope Living in Kanata.  Effie came to Canada with the British High…

 

 

 

fredshannonFred & Shannon

Fred met Shannon 7 years ago on the front step of their apartment building.  Little did they know that this would be the beginning of…

 

 

 

williWilli Is No Longer Alone

Willi is a 67 year old woman that lives in the Oaks Supportive Living program.  Willi is also a self admitted alcoholic.  Willi grew…

 

 

 

irene Grace’s Story

This is Grace’s story of courage and resilience. At the age of 21, Grace journeyed to Canada to make a better life for herself,…

 

 

 

IMG_2229Wendy

One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered…

 

 

 

good day workshop, ottawa, shepherds of good hope, support, successJimmy – A Success Story

This is Jimmy, a daily participant at the Good Day Workshop, a social enterprise program of Shepherds of Good Hope.  This is where…