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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.

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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Introductions: A new series

Introductions: A new series

Hello everybody, in addition to Morty, I will also be writing some blog posts. I'm going to go by Ruby. I've been at SHH for about 6 months now and was given the opportunity to add to the blog, which is great for me because I find writing to be very therapeutic. I will tell you a little bit about myself, in this blogging debut, then delve into some of my experiences, my story, the progress I have made at SHH, and probably a lot more. I am interested in working in addiction and mental health. I have a passion for make-up and hair. I am a sucker for animals. I love playing video games, watching scary movies, and like anime. Music is very...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

Trigger warning: The following blog post mentions themes of suicide.Hello everyone, and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I know the last blog was a bit heavy maybe for some people to read and that's okay, believe me, I understand what it's like. For those who were able to, thank you for taking the time to read it. I know everyone has busy days, and better things to do, but thank you if you took time out of your day to listen to what I had to say. Apart from that, I know the weekend is coming up and I hope that everyone has time to rest and re-energize themselves. It's very important to put yourself first, even when things get busy....

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My Self-Image

My Self-Image

Trigger Warning: Today's blog mentions eating disorders, working out, body dysmorphia, relapse, depression and drug use. Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone is having a good week! I had another interesting week. It has felt really long and it has had its moments. But no matter what, I wanted to write a blog not only for you to read, but for me especially because it has become an outlet for me where I can share my experiences with all of you, and process things as I go, with the intention of one day, hopefully inspiring someone. I have recently been very consistent with going to the gym. I...

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A Season of Change

A Season of Change

Hello everyone,  Welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone had a good and relaxing weekend. My weekend went by a little too quick, but that's okay. So as you've seen, I've always tried to be as honest and open as I can be with all of you, but today for some reason I hesitated on writing this blog and here is why. I'm someone who will put on a smile and pretend that I'm okay. I'm also someone who will make sure everyone is okay, and then I'll worry about myself after. I know for a fact, that I'm not the only one who does this. Unfortunately, it's not healthy or fair to treat ourselves like that (believe me, I might be...

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Being on my own

Being on my own

Hello everyone, and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone has had a good week in some way or another. My week was a bit busier than usual, but it's almost coming to an end which I'm always very happy about! Why may you ask? Well, I love my weekends to relax, clean, organize, re-set, meal prep, walk, journal etc. Yes, I know it sounds busy after saying I had a busy week, but the thing is; I actually LOVE doing those things during the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I will definitely watch a couple of episodes of my current favourite show, but mentally, I can't just do that for the whole weekend. If you know me personally, you...

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Healing from Trauma

Healing from Trauma

Hello, and welcome back to another blog with Morty! Today I wanted to start off the Blog with a quote that caught my attention: “There is no time stamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can just insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.” - Dawn Serra I came across this quote as I was doing my morning scrolls through social media on my phone. Trust me, some days I question why I even go on social media in general. But then there are days like today where I’m glad that I did. I don’t know what works for you, but for me, I like to believe that my higher power from time...

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Trauma Bonds

Trauma Bonds

Hello, and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone has had a good few weeks since the last blog post! On the other hand, if you had a tough time, and believe me when I say this; you're definitely not the only one who went through some challenges and is struggling with something. I think sometimes it just feels like you're the "only one" you know. The only one not doing so good and you can't help but notice everyone around you is excelling and moving on with their lives. Okay so let's say, part of that actually is true. That there are in fact people around you who seem to be doing "great" from what it looks like on their...

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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.