Women

This interview was done in 2008 bring to life the findings from the 2002-2005 Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa.
I was 6 years old when I was taken away from my parents and grandparents in Ahousat BC and forced into a residential school. The Department of Indian Affairs came to our reserve every year in the...
I was born in 1957 and in my early years I lived in a cabin with my mother and six siblings in Quesnel B.C. When I was eight years old, our mother took off and left us alone for three days. My...
At the age of 12 years old is when the abuse in my parents’ home started. My siblings and I were subjected to physical and emotional abuse and violence by my parents. We had many visits from the...
A middle class, small-town girl that journeys between rags and riches… Being involved with The Homeless Hub project allows me to give back by telling my story, which is two fold: as a small town,...
Changes are an important part of life - a part of life that can be more easily embraced with a helpful hand from your community. I had the perfect life, a house with a beautiful backyard, a man that...
A woman's struggle with life in a shelter… I moved to Yellowknife five years ago when my boyfriend kicked me out. That is when I became homeless.  I ended up in the hospital. That same day I was sent...
"A combination of mental health issues as well as an abusive boyfriend, when I was seventeen, led me to a homeless shelter for the first time." I never wanted to be homeless; no one wants to be...
My name is Emily Fox and I want to write a bit about what it is like to be homeless. People think that when someone has nothing the best thing to do is to replace what they have lost and then the...
This interview was done in 2008 to bring to life the findings from the 2002-2005 Panel Study on Homelessness in Ottawa.