🎉 January is My Birthday Month🎉
Welcome to my Virtual Birthday Celebration 🍾
Most of you may or may not know that I work for a transitional home. Aurora House provides shelter, long-term trauma counselling, basic needs and essential support services to those who have been trafficked or exploited in Canada. All the while filling a gap in housing specifically for mothers and expectant mothers. I've been with Aurora House for almost 2 years, working as the Housing Support Manager. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Counter-Human Trafficking Advocacy is my passion. It is an honour to stand by the women who have come through this program and support them on their recovery journey. The women I have met here are some of the strongest and resilient women I know, and I know a few (Hi 👋🏿 Mommy, Hi 👋🏿 Mom, and you, you know who you are.) I won’t embarrass you 😘 - if you know, you know.
During COVID, 4 of the women I have gotten to know and have shared meals with, transitioned into permanent housing. Aurora House has a 6 bed capacity however with 4 women and their children we were maxed out. So to reframe, that's a full-house of residents that graduated from our program during a pandemic. How great is that?!? My work with Aurora House has been amongst my 2020 silver linings.
In 2021, I am blessed with my health, family and friendships. I'm a little different; the world is a little different; let's celebrate a little differently, too! This year, I would like you to help me spend my birthday celebrating my passion and the work I do with Aurora House; it’s really close to my heart. So if you can, please show your birthday love and well wishes by donating to Aurora House in my name. Donate as much as you can and invite more people to the party, the more, the merrier. $2,000.00 is the goal, deadline January 31st.
-- Yes, I'm celebrating the whole month! It's my party. I can do what I want to. . .