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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.

Standing Up

Standing Up

"THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL US, MAKES US STRONGER." ~Friedrich Nietzsche  Warm Welcomes to all my Fellow Moon Dancers:  There are many expressions that illustrate the importance and significance of our strength as human beings to keep going in the eye of any tornado that strikes our lives.  We, ourselves, as human beings, have an insurmountable need to endure any and all suffering that we face with grace, courage, and control. If we cannot attain this type of societal equilibrium then we usually are deemed failures, often leading to trauma, addiction, and abuse.  The pressure from sources outside of our own inner circle is...

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The Word ‘Daughter’

The Word ‘Daughter’

As a child what did the word Daughter mean to me? Well, the truth of the matter is I never gave this much thought until the other day when I was working on my prompt journal . Now I can't seem to get it out of my mind how drastically the definition of the word daughter has changed to me as I've gotten older. This question seems to run very deep for me and I wonder if my parents realized what they were creating and molding me into with their way of parenting. I was taught from a very young age that as a daughter I was to be well-behaved, sweet, kind polite, listen to my elders and not ask questions or disobey I was to trust anyone older to...

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Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone

Hello everyone, it’s Ruby!                 Man, I actually really miss the girls who are still at the house, and the others who had also moved on. We still talk regularly but I miss the deep talks and the silliness we would often get into. I definitely get along with my roommate, and I love her, but I still really miss my girls. I know that outreach has in-person get-togethers, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.                 I also decided to purchase myself a tattoo machine and some fake skin and have been practicing, while also covering up some of my old...

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The First Chapter

The First Chapter

Trigger Warning: Drug UseWonderful Wishes My Intelligently Bright Warriors:  Goals. Dreams. Hopes. Aspirations. Fulfillment. Success. Accomplishment. Excel. Surpass.  All that which we have in our purpose come to prevail.  During times of ultimate trauma we often find ourselves that to set goals is difficult, due to the sheer lack of hope, that we have been brow-beaten into submission to losing.   But... Dreams.  We dream all the time.  We dream of the life we wish we could have.  We dream of the life we wish we could have until the trauma... or the dope... or both ... takes our soul away completely... ...

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Is It Possible To Grieve Something Other Than A Loved One?

Is It Possible To Grieve Something Other Than A Loved One?

Entry Date: August 12th, 2023 Lately, I’ve been feeling this great deal of emptiness and loneliness, almost as if someone close to me had just passed away. Now that I am sober, I am actually feeling my feelings this is very new to me, it’s as if I’m having to relearn my emotions. So, I am trying to sit in my feelings and reflect, rather than running and avoiding the discomfort of these feelings. So, I decided to dig deeper and try to explore why I’m feeling a deep sense of sorrow. Yes, I have lost many people I love but not recently. I was puzzled as to where these feelings were coming from. So, I sat and thought about what have I had to...

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Motivation

Motivation

Hey everyone! It's Ruby here. So lately I've been challenging myself, which is good because it helps negate my self-doubt. The last couple weeks I've been doing at least a half hour on the treadmill at the gym, and trying to do 15 minutes of active movement 5 days/week and it's been pretty good. Instead of viewing it as something I HAVE to do, I can view it as something I feel inclined to do. Usually, I've been doing about a half hour. 15 min workout then 15 min stretch afterwards.  Usually trying to be active fails for me, because I do it for a while, realize that I haven't lost fat in the right places (usually I start to lose fat on my...

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Word Throw Up

Word Throw Up

Trigger Warning: Addiction, Drug UseGood day Beautiful Butterflies, Marvellous Moths, Dazzling Dragonflies, Fabulous Fairies, and Angelic Angels:  I have a bit of a rant today.  I honestly am not here to hate on men. I'm Angel. I adore men.  I LOVE MEN. Ask anyone.  Sometimes in life though, we see patterns happen over and over, that we can't just ignore. I wanted to throw something out there today that has bothered me since I was in my teens.  Let me start by saying this:  My children both have the same father. He was an excellent father to them when we were together. We were together for 10 years. We had our own...

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Some Thoughts

Some Thoughts

Hi everyone! Ruby here. Just came back from a lovely little retreat, the second one I’ve been on this year, and it was amazing. Getting out onto the water and kayaking was a blast. I feel like it’s something you never forget how to do, because it’s been probably 12 years at least since I went in a kayak, and I still knew how to do it. It was nice to be around girls with similarities and get to make new friends. But there’s definitely something so rewarding about coming home and sleeping in your own bed. We also did some fabric painting on some tote bags, which was fun, and helped me improve a bit artistically.                 I’ve been...

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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.