Today I would like to share the brave story of Kali Burrows, recent graduate of Mercy Canada, a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to helping young women break free from life-controlling issues, including eating disorders, self harm, drug and alcohol addictions, unplanned pregnancy, depression, sexual abuse, and trafficking.
Whatever people want in life, the ability to communicate effectively with the people around them is essential to achieving it. But people are not born with these skills – getting across to other people what you want and feel and responding to their needs is very hard work!
Mother’s Day 2014. I thought it would never come. I had faith. I believed it was possible. But, I’m not gonna lie, I doubted it all the time. Maybe, I will let the story of my Mother’s Day 2014 speak for itself.
Maybe I am naive, I have certainly been called that before, but after today’s meeting with all the advocates, poverty coalitions, alliances and councils at today’s First Call BC meeting with Minister Don McRae, Assistant Deputy Minister Molly Harrington and Representatives from The Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP), I am feeling, dare I say it, hopeful for change.
I’ve been looking forward to today for a very long time. Its been two years since my government assistance cheque, was clawed back dollar for dollar from the one lump sum child support payment I ever received while on social assistance.
Why, might you ask was it the last one?