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Shurlan’s Story

Standing alongside people: Shurlan’s story is one of courage and resilience and reminds us that in the end it is all about building a trusting relationship with others and being truly seen. He teaches all of us to rely on our inner strength.

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Phillip’s Story

Standing alongside people: Phillip’s story shows us that there is always somewhere in the community where your gifts are welcomed and truly received. Phillip begins to believe more in himself and his abilities and take up work in the community.

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Fatima’s Story

Standing alongside people: Fatima’s story inspires all of us to step outside our comfort zone to explore new opportunities and broaden our imagination of what is possible. Her love of photography shines through as she takes steps to embrace her new found confidence.

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Daymeann’s Story

Standing alongside people:  Daymeann’s story tells of his struggle to “put himself out there as a friend to others” after feeling isolated and lost without any reason to get up in the morning. In rebuilding relationships in his life, Daymeann finds work and gets clear about what he truly wants in his life.

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Abby’s Story

Standing alongside people: Abby’s story proves how important it is to have help leaving behind the past and trying something new. He inspires all of us with his ability to “dream big” and his determination to get what he wants.

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A full life for Jessica

Grocery shopping is likely one of the more ordinary things any of us does in a week. Pictured here is Jessica Emmons at her neighbourhood grocery store (Photo courtesy of her mother, Maureen).

Jessica is living an ordinary life in her community which includes doing her own grocery shopping, running errands as part of her family responsibilities and working as an entrepreneur selling Avon products.  She does this with the assistance of a support worker who is paid with funding Jessica receives from the ...

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