Kenneth is an individual living with addiction. He has been struggling with maintaining housing and currently has a home. He continues to have medical issues. These are the conditions that he lives with. Yet as staff, we have found that he continues to make stronger connections to the community in spite of his circumstances. He is a kind and gentle man who has found a community to belong to and has found ways to contribute.
In his own words: “My name is Kenneth I would like to thank The Candora Society of Edmonton for the continued support that I have received over the past couple of years, I have been coming into the agency since 2013 and need many supports and services. The family resource workers have and still help me with the ongoing difficulties that I face. I have been in and out of the hospitals in Edmonton for a couple of years. The resource workers have helped me with, transportation issues, (bus tickets to get me to and from the doctors and specialists). I have also received emergency food and hygiene supplies when needed. I was referred to Candora through the Bissell Centre and am very grateful. I have since registered myself as a volunteer and help out when ever needed. I also attended with staff the End Poverty meeting at the Commonwealth Stadium. With help from staff I have also taken an upgraded class on my computer skills. Having been living on the streets and knowing what it’s like to be down and out –I now have a better outlook for things to come. I refer others that I meet to seek help from Candora.
Again Many Thanks to Candora