Success Story: Before the Birth of Her Baby

September 1, 2019 Healing Heroes

Young expectant mom, “Equality” with two children came to our shelter at the beginning of September. She travelled from another town, fleeing abuse. Her goal was to find safe housing for herself and her children before the birth of her baby. She was referred to AB Supports for financial assistance and YMCA and GSF for housing supports. Equality was also looking for other supports in the community for herself and her children and was referred to groups at Odyssey & Trauma Counselling for herself and her children along with our Family Resource center, all of which she utilized right away.  Referrals to other community agencies were also given. Once she knew her financial situation, she requested assistance in locating rental agencies, searching out rental ads on social media, and help to fill out rental applications.  After a few disappointments with rental applications, Equality was able to secure a home before the birth of her baby. She plans to seek a parenting order after the birth of the baby and keep in touch with the services that Odyssey House offers for supports.

Thank you to the real-life women behind “Equality “who share their stories!