Emily’s Place Supportive Housing Birthday Celebration
Hey friends, Michelle here to start my Michael House Story.
I guess you could say my story starts with a phone call.
My mom struggled with addiction my whole life, and I never really knew my dad. My Grandmother raised me but had passed away the year I had my son. I didn’t have any other family that lived in the province. I was in an abusive relationship with my live-in boyfriend, and enough was enough. I knew I couldn’t do this alone. With a combination of bravery and fear, I made the decision to call Michael House one afternoon while he was out of the house.
I was relieved to find out that Michael House did not have an age restriction on the women they support. I had called another support program the day before, but I was unfortunately too old for their services. They suggested I call Michael House.
The Michael House intake worker was comforting and helpful. She asked me some questions about my situation and provided me with additional numbers and advice. When Michael House called me back a couple days later to follow-up I was so relieved. They asked to meet with my 3 year old son and I for an intake interview. We met that same day and they offered us a 2-bedroom apartment in their new Supportive Housing Program. I almost couldn’t believe it. My son and I moved in safely 2 days later.
My whole life changed with a phone call.
My story continues… stay tuned for a detailed look inside the Supportive Housing Program.