Stories of Hope

The stories are endless.

The youngest of 11 siblings, Shirley’s life was empty of the acceptance and affirmation children need to grow up self-confident and strong. As a teenager, “I went looking for love in all the wrong places,” she says. It was a futile search resulting in a cycle...

Paul was a talented hockey player and the apple of his father’s eye. But when he was injured and no longer a “star,” his dad lost interest in him. Heartbroken by his father’s rejection, he fell in with the wrong crowd. “I started partying, smoking weed and...

“My mom left home when I was 10 years old,” Glenda shares. “And my father never really cared for me.” So she bounced around from place to place… staying with friends or relatives… never having a place to call home or feeling she was part...