Daniel’s story: A joyful transformation
Young Daniel’s world changed after he got involved in Bee Me Kidz in St. Stephen. Before enrolling in the program, the grade 4 lad had poor attendance at school, struggled to make friends, was sullen and withdrawn.
Phil’s story: Help in a crisis, thanks to 211
Caught in a firestorm of distress, Phil found himself by the road one night not knowing where to go or what to do. He had the foresight to dial 211 on his cell phone to seek help.
Mason’s story: From turmoil to success
Mason began Sistema during a turbulent time in the youngster’s life. His family was moving around, sometimes even living in a hotel. Eventually, he moved in with his grandmother.
Sonya’s story: from fear to confidence
Before Sonya started programs at the Saint John Women’s Empowerment Network, she felt like a lost soul. At every turn, she was desperate to hide from others, from life. She felt like she didn’t know how to speak up for herself.
Alex’s story: From despair to hope
Alex’s post-traumatic stress got so bad that he started to think that the only way to find relief was to end his life.
Noah’s story: Catapulting to a new future
Noah had been working for several years in minimum wage jobs that were not the best fit for him and were not offering good financial security. At 22 years old, he was seeking more for his future.
Alicia’s story: Reaching for the stars with a Big Sister
When Joe’s wife left and he was confronted with raising his daughter alone, he knew she would need a strong female role model. “I knew it would be a struggle to raise a daughter alone, I just didn’t realize how hard it would be,” Joe says.
Nicole’s story: A new start, and a new business
Nicole Perreault-Dryland, a newcomer to Canada, had just settled into St. Stephen with her family when she enrolled in the Enterprising Women Accelerator.