Shepherds of Good Hope offers its client base a myriad of programming to help them move from one level of support to another in the hope that each person can experience success.
Eulogio is one of those clients. He hails from El Salvador but has been living in Canada for 15 years. He has a colourful past – a former guerilla fighter in the civil war, he was shot in the leg and now has a limp which hinders his ability to do hard, physical labour.
Eulogio is a quiet man with few friends and takes solace in drinking heavily at times which is a great impediment to his ability to succeed. He has always strived to work and when he came to Shepherds of Good Hope he was encouraged to move into our Worker Dorm Program, one of the many programs that has helped Eulogio. The Worker Dorm Program provided him with several advantages. He could accommodate his work schedule, keep his belongings in his locker, come and go as he needed, get assistance finding more permanent housing and could save up enough money to put down his first and last month’s rent for a place outside of the shelter system.
This was a win/win situation for Eulogio. He soon found work on a construction company as a flag person. He moved through the Worker Program A at the shelter where he worked on his addiction to alcohol. He moved on into the Worker Program B where he worked on money management and he moved from there into the Enhanced Support Program where he worked on his life skills in preparation for a place of his own. At the same time, he began attending the Good Day Workshop, where he learned to refinish furniture and feel a sense of community as well. He so enjoys the experience that he is making it a regular habit to work there. Working at the Good Day Workshop is providing Eulogio with valuable work skills and a heightened self esteem in a friendly, warm and welcoming environment
Eulogio is one of our many success stories. We are thankful that we could help Eulogio and the many others that come to us daily. With your assistance we can continue to reach out and improve lives. To help us help others like Eulogio please click here.