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Returning to Help Others

Laura has found safety and support at Evangeline Residence after experiencing domestic violence. “I’m using it as a stepping stone in my life,” she says. She is studying towards a certificate in family counselling at Centennial College, and wants to help other women. “They’ve been crushed with negative, critical words, with failed expectations. Maybe they’ve lost their children, their spouse, their job—all they’ve done is lose all their lives. But they are not losers,” she says. “God has given us all something. We all need each other. We’re not carbon copies. God is a creator. We’re all necessary.”