A Growing Brotherhood
We all want to belong. Loneliness and isolation can deteriorate one’s self worth and sense of purpose like a leech on the soul. For Taylor and Austin, isolation had become a lifestyle. Taylor grew up in an abusive home, where he and his siblings were physically assaulted from a young age. Austin was also a survivor of abuse who became homeless after the police needed to be called during a particularly escalated event. Taylor and Austin both came to WRYM feeling very alone. Neither had a family member they could live with or an idea what to do about being homeless.
After coming to WRYM, they “began to belong.” Taylor focused on his academics, and Austin got a job. Taylor connected with a mental health professional, an optometrist, and a social worker; Austin connected with an employment counselor, a financial trustee, and a doctor. Both learned a ton of life skills and set some wonderful goals for themselves. When the time came to look at moving out, costs and practicality led both youth to decide they needed a roommate situation.
Very recently, Taylor and Austin moved into their shared unit!!! When they realized they needed a roommate, they decided to look to each other. At WRYM, we believe you choose your “family.” For many, the WRYM Brotherhood offers family to youth who would otherwise be by themselves. Because of the WRYM family, not only are both Austin and Taylor “off the street,” they are no longer alone. For us, this is a great success.
$10 from 10 for WRYM on our 10th
Here’s the deal
You ask 10 of your friends to donate $10 for the benefit of “our guys” at The Windsor Residence for Young Men. If a charitable donation receipt is desired, click on the DONATE button below. You and 10 of your friends can raise $110 to help end homelessness for youth. BUT, if your 10 friends do the same with 10 of their friends, another $1,000 is raised; and, if their friends each do likewise, another $10,000 will be raised, and so on, multiplying by 10 each time. The important part is that everyone takes the time to forward this request to 10 of their friends. If you simply donate $100 instead, the opportunity for $1,000 and then 10 times more will be lost. It is easy to simply forward our email, with our program flyer attached, to your friends; and, hopefully, each of them will do the same 10 more times.
After almost 10 years, we need to raise $12,656 to refurbish our well used main bathroom; but, think about it: $10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 … with only $10 and friends.
I should also mention it is our 10th Anniversary this year, too!
Golfers - Save the Date
WRYM’s 3rd Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Rochester Place Golf Club, 981 County Rd. 2, Belle River. Tee times will begin at 12:00PM. More details will be available soon. Please contact Sue at
for more information.
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Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD