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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.

Learning From My actions

Learning From My actions

Hi everyone, Ruby here. So the reason for my hiatus this time was that I had my phone taken away for a month due to a conversation that was had. At first, I was super angry about it, I wanted to just leave. But after a few days without it, I actually started thinking about things. Why it was taken, and that there could have been worse repercussions than losing my phone. It's actually made me more focused on my recovery and that there's more to life than being glued to my phone screen.  I started socializing more and being out of my room most of the time. Even with getting my phone back, I'm not on it as often, and when having a...

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My first Christmas at SafeHope 

My first Christmas at SafeHope 

Hi everyone. Ruby here, off hiatus again. So this year was my first year at SafeHope for Christmas. And it was definitely amazing. Leading up to Christmas, we had a potluck where the staff all brought something, and we spent the day together. It was very nice, and all the foods were amazing, ranging from turkey to naan and chicken biryani. With the leftovers, I got to cook an excellent soup. Getting my Christmas gifts was amazing, I had asked for some make-up stuff, headphones, and stuff for my Switch, and we also got other gifts donated to us, which included lots of skincare, speakers and treats. It was lovely to receive gifts, and my...

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Intro to me

Intro to me

My name is Angel 1Thousand; My Native Spirit name is Sitting with the Grandmother's Warrior.I am a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic. I am a survivor of human trafficking and domestic abuse.  Currently, I am in a live-in rehabilitation program for drug abuse and mental issues; however, I am sober from I.V. use for coming up 1 year and 10 months. On Christmas Eve I celebrated my 45th day of sobriety. I had to leave my family, friends, home, and province in order to make this change happen, but it is changing my life into the life I have always dreamt of having. I lived a long 5 years of drug abuse, domestic abuse, sexual assaults, and...

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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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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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