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Because of you, Natalie and her two children have a safe home

2020-Vancouver Island-Mother and Baby

Natalie was committed to improving her family’s life and with your help, she made that change.

She was struggling with substance use issues but managed to complete treatment. Then she moved into a United Way funded transition house for young mothers and she took advantage of all the supports that were offered while living there.

She attended weekly counselling sessions, support groups and parenting groups. She learned how to budget, cook and complete household activities. She also enrolled her young son in a program for children.

During her three-month stay, Natalie worked with program leaders to create a resume and began applying for employment. She was soon hired for a part-time job and secured a home in subsidized housing.

Staff supported her with her transition to independent housing and put her in touch with all of the community resources she needed. They continue to support this young woman through their outreach program.

Natalie, her young son and newborn daughter are all doing very well. Natalie has maintained her independent housing for a year now.

Your support not only changed Natalie’s life but also gave her son and newborn daughter a path to a bright future. 

To keep helping families like Natalie's, donate today.