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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.

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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Living with my Trafficker

Living with my Trafficker

Trigger Warning: The following blog post mentions eating disorders, dieting, drug usage and depictions of grooming.Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone has had a good week! My last two weeks have definitely been extremely busy. My college course is coming to an end and so, therefore, I have a lot of assignments to do and studying coming up. The second phase of programming is actually getting really exciting and I'm looking forward to what SafeHope Home has added to the program.  I know that the last time you heard from me was two weeks ago, and I promised that I would continue the last blog on my next...

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Meeting my trafficker

Meeting my trafficker

Trigger Warning: The following post contains the author's personal story of meeting her trafficker and involves mention of drug use.Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty! So another week is done and the weekend is just around the corner! Woohoo!  I'm excited because it was a busy week here at SHH. As always, I hope this week was okay for everyone. This week here for us, we had a "celebration" for some of the participants and we also had a graduation. "Celebration" day is basically a day filled with people who constantly support us. We sit together and enjoy a nice meal, we share a few words with each other, there are...

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It’s okay

It’s okay

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty. As always, I hope everyone has had a good week and if not then I hope next week is better for you. We all have those weeks and it's okay to sometimes feel not okay. In other words, thank goodness it's Friday right?! This week for me was actually pretty good, to be honest. I had my college lectures, a bit of program (second stage) and received some good news about future plans. So yeah, my week was pretty good and I'm happy to be able to share some bits of it with you. In today's blog post, I wanted to share a little bit of everything. So if it sounds all over the place, bear with...

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Working through triggers

Working through triggers

Trigger Warning: The following post mentions the author's experience with fear and trauma bonds in relation to sexual exploitation and trafficking.Hello everyone, and welcome back to another blog with Morty! I hope everyone has had a good week. Honestly, since you last heard of me, nothing has really changed. I'm still in school, still in the second phase, and still waiting on vacancies for my priority housing process. Lots of patience and good vibes let's just say.  In the meantime though, I've been working more on transitioning into independent living, by working through one of my triggers. Staying home alone. I know, how silly is that? A...

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A life update

A life update

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog with Morty! In today's blog post, I wanted to talk about what I have been up to and why I haven't had the time to post a blog recently. Life as we all know can get busy and hectic. My life lately has been a little bit of both. I do want to clarify that it has been the 'good busy' and the 'good hectic', which I am happy that it's not the other way around. It's just been busier and more hectic than usual for me. So what has Morty been up to? Ok, so where do I start? Well, I started school again. I'm taking an English course in a college program called Academic Upgrading, where I get to...

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Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

Hello and welcome to another blog this week with Morty! I hope everyone had or is having a good week! I know this is random but, is it just me or does your mood get affected by the weather? Apparently, it does for me and that's something new I'm finding out about myself. It didn't use to affect me but it has been challenging with all the weather changes we've been experiencing! Anyways, I know for me, last week was very busy and emotionally draining. But it's going to be like this for a little while. I have come to the conclusion that right now with my other school program starting soon and dealing with my trafficker's case, it's just going...

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WHAT WE DO

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