Larry’s Story

Because of you, Larry is hoping to become a broadcaster....

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Larry’s Story

Because of you, Larry is hoping to become a broadcaster.

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.


Disclaimer: To protect the privacy and trust of those in our community, we do not publish their photos or names on our website.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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