It’s the first in his life the 49-year-old feels confident enough to pursue his dream.
Larry never finished high school, but he’s well-spoken, intelligent and full of humor.
He’s not afraid to work, but a sluggish economy and a back injury left him laid off in Ontario. When he came to Winnipeg in early 2012 on the promises of a job offer, he ended up homeless.
“The job fell through.
It backfired, and here I was with
no job and nowhere to go,” he recalls.
“I had to carry my stuff around. I started to panic because I couldn’t find a place. I had been homeless before in Toronto, and I didn’t want to go down that path again.”
That’s when Larry heard about The Madison and decided to enroll in Siloam Mission’s employment-training program Building Futures.
In his own room, Larry proudly shows off his small library and pictures of his grandparents. Working as a shipper/receiver at Siloam, Larry is learning valuable job skills and regaining his confidence.
I want to get my high school diploma
and study broadcasting
Larry may have ended up on the streets, but he’s still a guy with ambitions and goals.
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