As the holidays approach, we received a heartwarming tale from Olivia, a participant of the Homeward Bound program.
We were so pleased that Olivia and her family are doing well and to hear about how far they’ve come since we first heard their story from the Homeward Bound Coordinator, who was planning the transition for the family. The move was complicated, with the Coordinator needing to move the family quickly, coordinate storage for their belongings until they were able to move from her family’s home into their permanent housing, and a moving company for when that happened.
Homeward Bound brings together organizations doing similar work of reuniting individuals with loved ones in another community – bringing together limited resources, adding flexibility, and broadening the eligibility for the program.
Without these collaborative efforts, isolated individuals and families in Vancouver would not be able to take advantage of moving to another community where they have existing supports. Thank you to our donors, partners, and service providers for helping Olivia’s family to thrive. We hope you enjoy reading Olivia’s story and wish you the best of the holiday season.