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Impact Stories

New Brunswick’s 211 service: Help starts here 

There were more than 18,000 requests for help fielded by 211 in New Brunswick last year.

More than kids benefit from Bee Me Kidz

Sarah, a staff member at Bee Me Kidz, is amazed at the transformation unfolding among the parents. 

Raylyn’s story: Having fun while improving her reading 

Raylyn’s smile says it all.  To keep up with her reading skills, the Grade 3 student at Milltown Elementary School regularly attended Sylvan tutoring. Last spring, her determination shone through and she was mastering new reading skills week after week.

Zoey’s story: Soaring to new heights

Zoey, a young bassoonist, found herself ensnared in the clutches of anxiety. Learning music at Sistema, once a joy, felt like a daunting challenge as she struggled to hit the right notes.

Jane’s story: A journey to hope

With her daughter struggling with homelessness and addiction, Jane took on responsibility for her two grandchildren.  But she faced tremendous challenges, including that her husband was withdrawn and offering little support. That left Jane to shoulder the responsibility alone.

Laura’s story: Building a brighter, more confident future

Before she discovered the Saint John Learning Exchange, Laura’s life was entirely dominated by caring for her children. But then she was able to secure childcare, freeing her to think about building a better future for herself and her family.

Alex’s story: Fleeing fear for a safe new home

For seven-year-old Alex, home was not a safe place. The family apartment was punctuated by a lot of fighting that would scare him and his brother. After moving to Second Stage Safe Haven in Saint John, a sense of peace and love began to take over.

Dorothy’s story: seeking help to recover at home

Free and confidential, 211 is an information and referral service that quickly connects people to critical human, social, community and government support.

Ezekiel’s story: Finding a new home in a new land

Last summer, Ezekiel and his family arrived in Sussex as eager newcomers ready to establish their roots – and home – in Canada.