YWS 30th anniversary series: Art

YWS 30th anniversary series: Art

“I knew my father was a troubled man.  He would beat me up for silly reasons.  When I was 18 two days before Christmas he decided to throw me out of the house.  Told me to pick up my things and go.” Art managed to accumulate four or five lockers at school where he...
YWS 30th anniversary series: Dammy

YWS 30th anniversary series: Dammy

“YWS was my first home in Canada.” “My name is Dammy, I’m 21 years old.  I want to talk about my experience in Youth Without Shelter and how they have helped me and seen me through difficult times.” Dammy left Nigeria to escape the uncertainty of life...
YWS 30th anniversary series: Sean

YWS 30th anniversary series: Sean

I was 16 years old, scared, full of anger. I never felt so alone. Sean’s relationship with his Mom was one of conflict. A single mom, Sean resented her, blaming her for his dad not being there. Because they were not getting along Sean at 16 moved into a rooming house....
YWS 30th anniversary series: Melony

YWS 30th anniversary series: Melony

Melony was born in Trinidad and Tobago. She lived with her Mom, brothers and Step-Dad. As a youth she was persecuted for her sexuality, she had a girlfriend. Melony tried to run away but when she did the police located her, and raped her. She made the decision for her...

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