What could I possibly say about Dignity House
DH opened a lot of doors for me. I needed to be patient with the process of the house and just suck up my pride when it came to some of the rules. The first month it was rough there, but let’s face it, it’s like culture shock coming from the life I was living to moving into a very Christian home. I came from a life of gangs and prostitutes to a very welcoming place.
It was scary at first. I felt like I was babysat the first month, not a lot of free time, but later on I understood why that was the way it was. The staff didn’t want to see me self-harm myself by putting myself at risk via Facebook or other means like going to the bar or picking up drugs.
They got me started right away in a program called REACT and Pearl, and those programs shed a lot of light on some of my bigger problems that I couldn’t face before. I also did the ALPHA course through the church, which I totally hated in the beginning, but again I learned a lot and felt like I took away many lessons.
DH also opened up the job and skills for me, as I got a job through a man that I met at ALPHA who saw that I needed a second chance. Then I moved back to BC to start a huge project I couldn’t even dream of.
I am forever grateful of DH and all their teachings and the staff that helped me through the 5 months of my stay. I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am, if it wasn’t for them.