“I was alone a lot. I was always on my own.”

Charity was only 16 years old when she started to use drugs. After she became pregnant, she was clean for a bit. Unfortunately, Charity relapsed and found herself on the streets for two years.

“You don’t have a place to go. Well… there are places to go, like Hope Mission. It’s very humbling to get that hot meal.”

Charity went to Hope Mission for life-saving essentials like clothes, hot meals, showers, and a place to rest. 

“You could be down that day and just go to Hope Mission and just feel loved.”

One day, she learned about Wellspring — Hope Mission’s recovery program for women. Although Charity was scared to enter the year-long program, she knew that she couldn’t overcome her addiction on her own. She needed help.

“The closest relationship I had was with my counsellor. I learned that I am a lot stronger than I thought I was.”

Charity built valuable relationships with her counsellor and gained confidence in her identity. She has successfully graduated from Wellspring! Charity is excited to start a new chapter of her life in Edwardson — Hope Mission’s transitional housing building for Wellspring graduates.

When our most vulnerable neighbours ask for help, we need to be ready. For only $2.70, you can provide a meal and encouragement for someone like Charity. You can inspire someone to ask for help and take the first step in rebuilding their lives.