Every individual is unique, every individual has their own story of hope, courage, and compassion.

The Gift of a Better Future – D

D is a former resident and participant in WICM’s First Steps to Employment Project. For many years she convinced herself that her dependency on alcohol enhanced her personality in a positive way until she found herself in a toxic and violent relationship, working as a massage parlour Madame and left helpless by her deteriorating health. Despite becoming temporarily wheelchair bound…

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A Different World – Clinton

Clinton, a participant in Winnipeg Inner City Mission’s (WICM) Transitional Housing program, has the gentlest way about him. On first meeting him, one would never believe that he struggled with alcohol for a long time, and is now 8 years sober. That’s a milestone that certainly deserves to be celebrated.  And it’s clear he feels he owes much of his…

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A Woman of Strength – Karen

Karen Utech, an elected elder and stalwart volunteer at the Miracle Store and Flora House food bank, first encountered Winnipeg Inner City Missions through the Learn & Play program led by social worker Susan Currie. First Karen, the Mom/Grandmother, worked on her own healing from a tragic past. Now she is helping her girls stay in school, develop a strong…

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Homeless to Successful Career – Jason

The first steps into my journey began with insuring my sobriety at the Anchorage Addictions Program. I knew the next step for me to remain sober would be to gain incentive by achieving a meaningful career that could provide me with a livable wage. The answer became clear when I came to know of WICM’s First Steps to Employment Project,…

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A Spiritual Awakening – Norman

Norman was born and raised in Winnipeg and is a member of the Brokenhead Ojibwe Nation. His childhood home was chaotic, marred by family violence and excessive alcohol use.  After many beatings, his mom moved out taking Norman and his brother with her. These childhood experiences traumatized him, feeling like the only way he could gain approval from his father…

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