“I wouldn’t know where I would be now if not because of you”

Hello, all. I had a surprise visit yesterday (Sat.) afternoon from Paul (remember that 16 yrs. old kid who was with us some 6 yrs. ago? Now he’s 22). He came all the way from Kelowna and purposely dropped by to see familiar faces in the shelter. Reminisced the good ol’ days and we started naming you down memory lane. He expressed his gratefulness to CHV staff for taking care of him stating, “I wouldn’t know where I would be now if not because of you”.  He’s now a licensed carpenter and lives on his own. Has been clean for more than a year now and looks very healthy. His brother John is also in the same trade and is married with 1 kid. He’s travelling back to Kelowna today and he sends his best regards to everyone.

*Names and places changed for confidentiality.

Hello, all. I had a surprise visit yesterday (Sat.) afternoon from Paul (remember that 16 yrs. old kid who was with us some 6 yrs. ago? Now he’s 22). He came all the way from Kelowna and purposely dropped by to see familiar faces in the shelter. Reminisced the good ol’ days and we started naming you down memory lane. He expressed his gratefulness to CHV staff for taking care of him stating, “I wouldn’t know where I would be now if not because of you”.  He’s now a licensed carpenter and lives on his own. Has been clean for more than a year now and looks very healthy. His brother John is also in the same trade and is married with 1 kid. He’s travelling back to Kelowna today and he sends his best regards to everyone.

*Names and places changed for confidentiality.