A new focus brings freedom — Hans’ story

At most mealtimes, you will see Hans—a large friendly presence—manning the doors. He smiles at the folks filing out, wishing them the best, hoping for the best. For a long time he was part of the line. Crack cocaine controlled his life, contorted his days. Eventually...

Brightwood Ranch Camp – a counsellor’s story

We’re sitting on the steps of our cabin. A teenage girl is telling me about her home life: a phrase indicating the presence of a home. But as she talks I’m wondering what it’s called when home-life is a series of placements with strangers that you can’t warm...