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Nicole’s Story

Nicole’s Story

Nicole transitioned into Open Door Group’s WorkBC program from the former Aspire program in the winter of 2014. A 30-year-old from Kamloops, she faced challenges very early in her life. Nicole was born late, with a bulging fontanel and a club foot, and battled a...
Lycia’s Story

Lycia’s Story

After getting laid off in 2013, Lycia had been unsuccessfully job searching for a year. She had her mind set on working in gerontology, or aging care, and community development work. However, the field was highly competitive, and Lycia needed extra support and...
Ashley’s Story

Ashley’s Story

After years working in the fast food industry, Ashley felt undervalued and unappreciated. She reached a breaking point and spontaneously quit, but was then unsure about which industry to turn to. In this time of uncertainty and frustration, Ashley found Open Door...
Tom’s Story

Tom’s Story

Tom was a 21-year-old living with bipolar disorder when he arrived at South Hills Tertiary Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre in June of 2016. His mental illness caused him to feel confused and exhausted at times, and initially, Tom’s support workers found that he...