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Impact Stories

Mark’s story: From struggling to inspired to help

Mark was in his first year of university when the unexpected struck: he was injured in an accident.  While he saw a doctor for treatment, he did not realize how serious the impact of the accident and his injuries were.

Elizabeth’s story: Empowered to launch her own business

Elizabeth struggled to find clothes that fit her and were comfortable for her children with sensory processing challenges.

Terri’s story: finding freedom through outreach

Terri knew that a degree was a path to a better life. But they also needed to work full-time to both live and pay for school.

Amy’s story: Pregnant and alone

Amy was pregnant and alone, living in her car on the streets of Saint John.

Krystal’s story: turning her life around

When Krystal arrived in Saint John, she was on leave from her job, feeling deeply alone and emotionally wrung out. A recovering alcoholic, she had not had a drink for seven years. But she had not yet healed.

Jane’s story: From trauma to hope

After living the trauma of harassment and unfair treatment at her job, Jane decided to uproot herself and move to Saint John to build a new life.

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.