Just thought I would send an email to say “Hi”. I’m coming up to 4 years at the end of the month. Since completing the program at the Orchard, I have been working at a shelter in the DTES. At the time I just needed a job- little did I know what I was in for. I started as a shelter worker for homeless men-it was honorable work. I moved up the ranks over time and created an Outreach department, educating people in the community about our detox, stabilization, and treatment programs. I would run into my step coach from time to time which was really cool. After a year and a half of doing Outreach, I was promoted to case worker. I feel truly blessed for the path God has laid out for me and I am very grateful to all the staff at the Orchard for teaching, mentoring, and supplying me with the tools which help me in my daily life. On the family side, my wife and I are still together (thanks to the Family Program. My eldest son is 8 and my youngest son is 3. I can’t thank you all that help me in my journey in life. I had no idea I would be heading on this path.