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Our blog features the story of one of the participants here at SafeHope Home who wanted to share her story with you. The story will be anonymous to protect her identity, all the other details of her journey will be left as is. We hope that through this blog, you will gain insight into the issue of human trafficking that is happening here in Canada and that you’ll be encouraged to see that change, though a long journey, is possible.

A Very Special Day

A Very Special Day

Hi everyone, welcome back to another blog with Morty! Hope everyone has had a good couple of weeks since you last heard of me, and been trying at least to stay warm and positive these past few days! I say positive because I know how hard seasonal depression can be on some of us. For myself, I struggle when the weather just looks grey and dark. Like it basically just looks sad. That's when it's really tough for me. On a good day, I'm able to change the way I think about it and perceive it, but on a not-so-good day, it's challenging for sure.  Where should I start today? Umm everything with me has been good actually! I've been really...

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Mental Health and Social Media

Mental Health and Social Media

Hey everyone Ruby here!  It's getting colder out and getting darker, and with that (at least in my case) comes seasonal depression. Lately, I've been feeling unmotivated and cranky, but I'm doing my best. I've been losing interest in things I'm normally passionate about, but I've been trying to find workarounds.  I started colouring again the other day, which actually helped my mental health a lot! And I've been doodling and sketching some things. I think my phone is actually a big source of loss of motivation.  I spend a lot of time on my phone, scrolling Tiktok, messaging friends, taking selfies, etc. So I'm feeling like that instant...

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A Quick Update

A Quick Update

Hey guys, Ruby here sorry I've been on a hiatus.  Just kinda been a bit unmotivated lately. Just mostly had a lot going on, and trying to commit to making changes. So some updates. We had a lovely thanksgiving meal for all the girls and the staff, we celebrated a resident's birthday, and we dressed up for Halloween. Honestly, the environment has been really good lately, lots of good things have been happening.  My head has been in kind of a fog though because recently one of my best friends lost his life to his addiction. Like anyone in recovery, we've all lost people. But this one hit really hard. The last time I talked to him, he was...

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Life Changing

Life Changing

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another blog with Morty. For today's blog, I wanted to talk to you about what SafeHope Home has done for me as I'm coming up to my two years here. Also, my two years of sobriety, but I will save that for another blog post.  Coming to SafeHope Home, changed my life completely. It not only changed my life but who I was before coming to SHH. It has also been challenging in some ways. All for a purpose though, but I will get into that later. So how has SafeHope Home changed my life? Well, by believing in me and by offering me support in certain areas of my life that I really needed support in. One thing...

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The Start of a New Opportunity

The Start of a New Opportunity

Hi everyone, and welcome back to another blog with Morty. I hope you've all been enjoying the nice fall weather we've been having. I love seeing the leaves change colour and as much as I love seeing them on the ground and trees, it can also remind me that winter is coming soon. I won't even get into our weather here in Canada because I swear it changes every week if not, it can feel like 2 times a day lol. Seasonal depression is real for some of us. I seem to be okay and on the odd days, it can hit me. This is when self-care and something that makes you happy, can come into place to help you throughout your days.  So, this week started off...

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Reflecting and Celebrating

Reflecting and Celebrating

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone had a good week. Mine was very busy actually! This week was celebration week which means SafeHope Home celebrated participants in first phase of programming and second stage! During celebration week we get to go do fun outings and we basically get a break from working on our trauma and refocus on something else.  This week we actually got to go to the Toronto Zoo! I haven't been there since I was a kid. It felt kinda strange remembering certain things about it and remembering how young I was too. It was a really good day. The girls and I got to see our...

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Slowing Down

Slowing Down

Hi everyone, welcome back to another blog with Morty! I know that it's been a while but I am back! Last month was a little busy for me and so I had to prioritize my energy on myself. Which brings me to today's blog post, where we will be talking about slowing down and taking care of yourself.  So as you know, here in Canada, we get 4 seasons in one day! Haha, I wish I was joking (which obviously I am by the way, for anyone who doesn't live in Canada) but honestly though, it really feels like that sometimes. We have entered into fall which I absolutely love! But we've also entered flu season! With that being said, guess who got the flu...

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Growing Up

Growing Up

Trigger Warning: The following blog post discusses Depression, Drug Use, Alcohol Use, Smoking, Sexual Coercion, Self-HarmHey guys, Ruby here. So today I'm going to write a bit about growing up. To preface I wanted to talk about my mom.She was 20 when she got pregnant with me and had been dealing with addiction, homelessness, and mental health issues, and from what she has told me, she wasn't aware of being pregnant until 5 months into it, so she was using during that duration. My mom went into labour 2 months after she found out she was pregnant, she had a very bad flu, and both of us could have died if she didn't have an emergency...

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SafeHope Home provides long-term recovery programs designed to guide sexually exploited or trafficked women into full rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

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