Vince’s Story

Because of you, Vince dreams of finding a job again....

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Vince’s Story

Because of you, Vince dreams of finding a job again.

He wasn’t always homeless. Growing up in Winnipeg, Vince kept a steady job for decades – first as a manual labor worker, then in retail.

“My first brush with homelessness came in the mid-1990’s when I was temporarily laid off,” he recalls. “That was a wake-up call, but I managed to find another job pretty quickly.”

When the company he joined went bankrupt ten years later, Vince lost his apartment.

“There I was, at Siloam Mission,” he says. “That was the first time I had to stand in line for food, stand in line for a bed, stand in line to get clothes… I’m so glad I don’t have to worry about that anymore.”

That’s because Vince moved into his own room at The Madison this summer.

“This place has been a lifesaver,” he says over coffee in the dining room. “I feel much better about myself.”

And, Vince is excited about the future.

My dream now is to find a job
and stay employed, I’ll get there.

 

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