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Impact Stories

Amy’s story: Fleeing with her family 

Amy grew up in an unhealthy and stressful home and did not want her children to experience the same, yet she found herself in a relationship where her partner was controlling and abusive – verbally, emotionally and financially.

Andrii’s story: From fear to joy

A newcomer to Canada from his native Ukraine, young Andrii was understandably bewildered when he started classes at Blacks Harbour School last fall. Faced with living a whole new life in a new land, he struggled to understand English and to speak it. He was reluctant to interact with classmates.

Melissa’s story: Gaining new confidence through education

Melissa did not have an easy life. As part of her journey, she struggled with her education and ended up dropping out of high school.

Khloe’s story: With Joy comes laughter

Young Khloe met her Big Sister Joy a year ago. It didn’t take long before they became fast friends – baking, playing Barbies together, picnicking and sharing dreams of the future. Laughter abounds.

Dale’s story: Life-changing support

Tom Clarkson will never forget Charlotte Dial-A-Ride.

Stephanie’s story: From addiction to hope

Prior to counselling with Family Plus, Stephanie’s life was going downhill fast. 

Carter’s story: Finding fun and a sense of belonging

Young Carter wrestles with ADHD and severe anxiety, along with self-esteem issues and a fear of failure. Then he was introduced to Rising Stars Basketball offered by BGC Greater Saint John. 

Alana’s story: ‘I’m finally proud of myself’

For Alana and her daughter, the last year has been transformational.

Nick’s story: Eager for his first job

As a young man, Nick Olsen was keen to find a job where he would be able to improve his skills and feel supported.