Anne Marie

When Anne-Marie first came to All Saints, she was living in a shelter. “It was awful,” she says. “I couldn’t speak to my mom and dad about it.” Staff at All Saints facilitated Anne-Marie’s move into supportive housing and her transition to independent living. “I’m disabled,” she explains. “They help me a lot if I need anything: socks, toothpaste, the hospital. It’s amazing to have good friends. You can talk to them [over] breakfast and they say, ‘Where are you off to, Annie?’” All Saints also helped Anne-Marie get in touch with her indigenous roots. “Getting my first Native drum from the priest and joining in drumming with Council Fire” was an important moment for her. Anne-Marie continues to meet new friends at All Saints and describes her life as “joyful and happy.”