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In 2018, I took charge of my life (at 40!) and it has been incredibly liberating. Now in the present, with my feet firmly on the ground, I think about the past and all of the moments where I knew there was something different in me, but ignored it. And that’s the struggle for children...
Our job as parents is to give kids a hand as we guide them through childhood. This is a pretty big job, which is why parents sometimes need a hand, too. Mamas for Mamas is committed to supporting mothers and caregivers in need, so make sure to explore their current programs.   There are, of...
How did you find yourself in this situation? When did you find the need to stand up for your mental health? In January of 2019 – I was well into my third year of employment with a local shop – and after a busy holiday season combined with a recent expansion – everyone was looking...
I don’t even remember how many years ago it was that Shannon, along with ten other moms and I, were in her living room sharing extra baby gear and talking about how to bring back the ‘village’ mentality. Shannon had just started the Kelowna Facebook group “Mamas for Mamas” and her vision was AMAZING and so...
Being a mom has got to be one of the greatest gifts life has to offer. As the birth of your newborn draws near, you realize that this moment is about to change your life forever. How will you live your life as soon as he or she is born? Will you be able to...

Other Side of Homelesness

To understand how a mom with a newborn and a toddler can end up living in their car in Canada, we must first re-examine our perception of poverty and the metrics that define it. Our current system does not accurately reflect the cost of living per capita when determining poverty cut-off lines, leaving thousands of caregivers at a disadvantage. Their income might appear adequate when compared to a national average, but in reality, it falls short of meeting their needs.

Addressing homelessness among caregivers and their children involves tackling both relative and absolute homelessness. Relative homelessness refers to those living in inadequate housing conditions, while absolute homelessness involves individuals lacking any form of shelter. Homelessness is more than just a lack of shelter—it's an obstacle to health, stability, and opportunity. Our campaign is committed to creating sustainable solutions that provide not only housing but also the necessary support systems to help families thrive.

By emphasizing advocacy, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to build a future where every caregiver and child has a safe and stable place to call home.
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