Carl’s Story

Carl never really knew his dad. He passed away when...

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Carl’s Story

It’s a miracle for a guy who’s tried almost every single street drug that was available to him – everything from opium to LSD to cocaine.

Carl never really knew his dad. He passed away when Carl was only two years old. Years later, when his mom packed up and left the family, Carl was homeless by age 14.

What followed was a life on the streets, struggling for survival while trapped in the deep throngs of addiction. Traveling from city to city in search of new highs, Carl landed in Winnipeg in 2004.

After getting to know volunteers and staff at Siloam Mission, he decided it was time for a change. He gained sobriety and moved into his own room at The Madison.

Today, Carl has found a new high – his love of art.

“Painting is very calming. This is my therapy. I can work out my frustrations and relax,” he says.  “I feel safe here. I can work at restoring my relationships.”


Disclaimer: To protect the privacy and trust of those in our community, we do not publish their photos or names on our website. Photos in this section are stock photos, and names have been changed.

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