Recently I read an article that featured this nonprofit organization..... this is an amazing non-profit that has caught my attention. If you have not heard of it, please read Aziza's story in the recent glamour February magazine. It will change your life forever. No one should ever suffer with this type of abuse! #preciouslittleladies#mommieslisten#nonprofit
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Terry 1/3: “My uncle was my mentor. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a cop, just like him. One day, he took us to the station so we could see what his job was like. And since I wanted to be a cop one day, we went through the whole process – getting fingerprinted, asking questions about what was involved in becoming an officer, that sort of thing. And my uncle, he started talking about how, when you apply, all of the people in your life are interviewed – your neighbors and friends, and everybody you are in school with, so that way they can find out what kind of person you really are. And that thought went through my head – that they’d find out my secret. Right then, I knew I could never be a cop. And that applied to everything from then on…” ⠀
Terry’s life was forever altered when he was sexually abused by a stranger at age 7. The fear and shame surrounding this secret led to intense anxiety, fear of public spaces, and eventually alcoholism. Amidst these struggles, Terry then found himself homeless in 2013 after the apartment he was set to move into was damaged in a house fire. He slept on a park bench, in a storage container, or on the grass. It was then,during a summer heat wave, Terry found himself inside the cool reception at Union Gospel Mission. Terry asked for help and his life was changed forever. Now a full-time employee at UGM, Terry courageously helped build and promote ‘Encounter’, an educational escape room that helped him explain homelessness to Vancouver’s public. We are proud of how far Terry has come and honoured to be part of his story – show support to Terry by leaving a comment below!
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Message us now for info. If you know an athlete who may be interested, tag them now to get this incredible opportunity on their radar.
Let's do this, #TeamPablove! See you March 18 in #NYC!
Hey friends check out our new logo! As we enter our second year as a charity we are making some updates! This year we will have an event at shelters every other month and on the in between months we will be doing our women’s service group meet ups! January we went to the wonderful Alpha House to pamper some deserving young ladies, February we will host our women’s service group meet up. Stay tuned for Februarys event.
One last (promise!) HUGE thank you to our new friend Brandy who sent us 27 red hats for the Little Hats Big Hearts project! To find out more about what God is doing this year through 818 Ministries to impact patients fighting serious illnesses, check out our website! #makewriteimpact