Trusting us, trusting yourself
Russell Conroy knows all too well just how far you can fall. “I had it all, a house, cars, clothes. Everything but peace of mind. I started to drink and walked away from everything, spending the next twenty years living in shelters, in a haze of drugs and alcohol.”
When Russell arrived at the Corner Drop-in, he had just moved into supportive housing but was still struggling. He heard about the Financial Trustee Program and decided to give it a shot.
“I thought having that extra barrier in place could help stop me buying drugs. And it has. My worker pays the rent and gives me gift cards for food. And there’s even a little bit left over for movies and things. The Program saved me from myself.”
“The Corner saves people’s lives. I know at least ten of these people would be dead. But they’re not. The Corner gets people off the street and keeps them there. I’m proof of that.”