5 Years Later: A Past Resident Update
In 2017, Darren came to WRYM to escape the family violence in the home that he and his sisters were experiencing from their maternal parent. From physical to emotional abuse, controlling behaviour, and financial exploitation, Darren came to WRYM with a history of complex trauma that was beyond his ability to overcome alone.
After two admissions into residence and 167 total days in our Transitional Housing Program, Darren moved out into a semi-independent apartment with a job, community support, and a smile. Despite all he had been through, Darren remained one of the most charming and likeable young people you will ever meet.
Very recently (almost exactly 5 years after his discharge), Darren reached out to us to thank WRYM for "changing his life," and supporting him on his journey. Furthermore, we are ecstatic to update you all that Darren is a college graduate, with a Business Administration Diploma, he is working full-time in his field, and he is living independently.
After providing 10 years of Transitional Housing to over 380 admissions, we think that the update to Darren's story helps exemplify the long lasting impact that our "functional family" has on each youth.
WRYM doesn't just help people "off of the street"... we help them to "build new lives."
With your support, WRYM can continue to ensure that every youth like "Darren" gets the chance to overcome hardship and build a new life. Please consider sponsoring a resident or becoming a monthly donor today!
Exciting New Grant Partners!
Thank you to The May Court Club of Windsor, who invested $2,500.00 to help reduce the rising costs of food acquisition of our Transitional Housing Program; and, the Canadian Scholarship Trust (CST) - Inspired Minds Project for investing $5,000 in our Youth Independence Program, where youth can acquire a high school credit for completing life skill lessons in our classroom.
With partners like The May Court Club and CST, we continue our mission with renewed vigor and the confidence of a supportive community.
Windsor Residence for Young Men
1505 Langlois Avenue
Windsor, ON N8X 4M3
P: 226-221-8464 F: 226-221-8624
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD