Tiffany’s Story.

November 2018, Guelph, Ontario.

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“I’m finding my footing and my confidence again. This is something I’ve been through, but it doesn’t need to define me as a person.”

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Card Inspiration

“Christmas means giving and showing others that I care. My absolute favourite Christmas memory is the birth of my daughter, Willow. I was due on January 11th, but when I was preparing for bed on Christmas Eve, my water broke. She was born on 5:37pm on Christmas day - we completely missed everything to do with the holidays that year. Her middle name is Sadie, after my grandmother, and my grandmother was a little bird. I always think of her as a sparrow”

Tiffany’s Story

Tiffany recently left a domestic violence relationship.

“I think the biggest adversity people in my situation face is dealing with the trauma afterwards and finding support; there is a ton of shame involved and people don’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to know that you’re still struggling a year after you’ve left, or that you’re dealing with anxiety. Being a single parent, you’re so focused on your child that you have only a little bit of energy left when you’re trying to fix yourself. I’ve been in a court case for my child for 17 months and it’s exhausting. One thing that I’ve learned, is that it’s okay to not be okay.”

“I was scared to contact Women in Crisis at first because I really didn’t know anything about them. However, my counselor immediately made me feel safe and created an emergency plan with me and made sure I knew about my different options - there were no limits to the questions I could ask them. They helped me find housing so I didn’t have to stay in a shelter. I go to court feeling prepared because of the support along the way.”

“As soon as this court case is finished, I want to start looking for viable work and to get back into the workforce. My future for me is having financial stability and independence again. My vision is to start a business that is a holistic retreat. I want to have a place for people to heal and learn and to holistically expand their life.”

“I’m finding my footing and my confidence again. This is something I’ve been through, but it doesn’t need to define me as a person.”

50% of our profits from the Community Box: Holiday Edition were shared with Tiffany, along with our three other partners to help achieve their personal goals.