“Everybody vanished in my times of need but LOFT has always been there for me.” - Connie*, LOFT client
“I was adopted at 9 months old into an abusive family and suffered through the starvation and bombs of WWII in Europe. For the first five years of my life, I lived in constant fear.
I became an alcoholic at the age of 11 to get away from the ‘demons’ in my head: those terrifying memories I could not erase… I often thought about ways to end my life to get away from my family.
I pressed forward, settled in Canada, had a successful career and even retired early. Then I made a financial decision that utterly backfired and left me completely penniless.
I lost everything, my home, my friends – and even my mind. I ended up in a hospital psych department, then at a women’s shelter where I was stabbed twice, and feared for my life every day.
I had recognized that I was in need and joined AA. I was working hard to recover and live sober but I had nowhere to go. That’s when I heard LOFT was helping homeless seniors with mental health challenges move into safe, supportive housing. So, I applied and got in.
For my entire life up to this point, I had only ever experienced relationships that were based solely on what I had to give.
But at LOFT, I experienced unconditional love and unwavering support for the first time. I know I’m never alone.
Everybody vanished in my times of need but LOFT has always been there for me.
Without LOFT I would probably have been found dead out in a lane somewhere. But now I have the tools I need to succeed. Now I delight in helping other tenants by accompanying them to doctors appointments and helping them with grocery shopping.
I’ve just received my Medallion, celebrating 30 years sober.
I would like to say thank you to LOFT donors.
Your generosity makes a great difference to people like me and many others.”
*name changed to protect client privacy
A safe place to call home, the joy of recovery and a caring community thanks to you!
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