Budgeting skills help create a pathway forward for Sarah…

Sarah came to the Crisis Program after having been evicted from her housing. She was working full time but struggled with budgeting due to her substance use and ended up unable to pay her rent.
When Sarah came to us, she wanted help with her substance use and life skills like budgeting.
We supported Sarah in accessing medical care for her alcohol use, she felt ready for counselling, and she was able to get connected to one within a few weeks.
Sarah also worked with her Youth Workers on budgeting skills and together they created a budget that she could follow when she moved out.
Sarah spent time at the Crisis Program and continued to see her counsellor. Then when ready she started looking for independent housing with support from our Housing Team.
Sarah was able to move out of the Crisis Program and has been thriving thanks to her new support system and her new life skills.