The 42-year-old once owned his own home in Elmwood and kept a steady job as a labourer until he lost the battle with the bottle.
It didn’t take long before Kendall was living on the streets, lining up for food and shelter at social service agencies. Falling deeper into his alcoholism and struggling to break the cycle of homelessness, Kendall spent the next four years surviving day to day.
Then, one day, Kendall had enough. He enrolled in Siloam Mission’s transition services program and vowed to get his life back on track.
“The program helped me get my life back,” Kendall says. “My transition workers encouraged me at every step of the way, helped me kick my addiction and stay sober. I don’t know where I would be without them.”
Along with those big changes came a job in Siloam Mission’s employment-training program and his own place at The Madison.
It’s changed my life.
It’s helping me stay sober
and is a stepping stone.
Once he completes his training at Siloam Mission, Kendall hopes to take courses to become an addictions counselor and help other people in similar situations he once found himself in.
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