A Few Really Big Steps Forward with the Support of SEED Winnipeg
Liza Feaver has a personal story about her connection with SEED Winnipeg. “Being a homeless person, I was having a coffee at Tim Hortons, when one lady was passing out cards for SEED Winnipeg”, Liza explains. “It was a really challenging time for me; I didn’t know how to get a safe place to live, or get my taxes paid. Who knows,” Liza thought, “I’ll try.” And Liza tried it out.
Liza says her first visit to SEED Winnipeg’s offi ce was very welcoming and interesting. She was surprised to see a lot of smiles on people’s faces, and their optimistic attitude.
Liza participated in a number of SEED programs and services. With SEED’s support, she was able to obtain her birth certificate and photo identification, set up a bank account, file income tax for multiple years and get referrals to other supports and resources in the community.
It was a really challenging time for me; I didn’t know how to get a safe place to live, or get my taxes paid.
Since connecting with SEED and receiving strong support from staff, Liza noticed she started smiling a lot more. As her confi dence grew, she felt she had a real chance at becoming a smoke-free person and took steps to enrol in a 10-week program to quit smoking.
Today Liza is proud to be a smoke-free person with a stable home who feels she has made a few really big steps forward with the support of SEED Winnipeg.