Matter of Confidence
“You’re never going to make it.” “You’re not good enough.” “Get a real job.”
These were the types of comments that Chris was used to hearing from his parents before they kicked him out of their home, leaving him feeling unloved and hopeless.
Chris came into WRYM looking to escape the verbal abuse he was experiencing from his parents, and forge a life for himself as an "up and coming" artist. Although the talent was there, Chris’ low self-esteem, mental health concerns, lack of confidence, and uncertainty with his future had restricted his progress. Chris was quick to get frustrated with himself and would be the first person to tell you why he would not succeed.
We are happy to tell you that this young man who came into the residence is not the same Chris that you would meet today. Since joining the Transitional Housing Program, Chris has been so successful with his art sales that he has been removed from Social Services for making too much money! Not only has he started paying his own way, but Chris is even looking at starting his own business and has been connected to the resources that can help make that happen! While his dream job is being made a reality, he was also able to get his own apartment, that he moves into next week!
With his self-esteem at an all-time high and his mental health concerns being managed by the amazing community organizations he was connected with, Chris is a success story of the very best kind. Without your support, and the tireless effort of our staff, Chris would never have been able to work himself off of Ontario Works and get back on his own two feet. We are very proud of you Chris!
A Franciscan Benediction
I am reminded of a few words from “A Franciscan Benediction”
May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection and hunger, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.
And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in this world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children, the troubled and the poor.
WRYM’s Golf Tournament
(Fundraising crucial to WRYM’s continued existence)
It’s at Sutton Creek Golf Club, 2135 County Road 12, Essex, on Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m. to tee off with a shotgun start, and Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
In an effort to streamline the use of credit cards for people registering for the tournament, we are recommending you use our secure online registry site for this event at https://tournamentcaddie.com/golfWRYM2019
If you still prefer to mail in a cheque with a registration form, attached to this e-mail is an UPDATED fillable golfer form and a sponsor form. Please make the cheque payable to “Windsor Residence for Young Men”, note "Golf Sept 29" on the cheque, and mail the form(s) and cheque to Windsor Residence for Young Men, 1505 Langlois Ave, Windsor ON N8X 4M3.
Again, thanks very much for your kind support! If you have any questions please let me know.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD (ret.)
Executive Director, (pro bono)