Patti - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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Photograph of PattiRising above past trauma, Patti now helps others

Patti was once overcome by poverty, homelessness, addiction and hopelessness.

Career and Employment Consultants at Lac La Biche Alberta Works Centre, Mental Health and Addiction Services, a women’s shelter and EmployAbilities supported Patti on her healing journey.

A specialized assessment resulted in the proper diagnosis and recommendations for Patti’s future. With the help of the human services agencies, she learned about her abilities and the realities of living with a disability and other health issues.

With the support of the local programs, Patti’s determination to rise above the trauma she experienced throughout her life paid off. Today Patti is married, raising two beautiful girls and attending the Bachelor of Social Work program.

Patti recognizes her gifts and uses them to comfort others. Recently Patti participated in a healing ceremony at a place she frequented while homeless on the streets of Calgary: she offered tobacco, sage and prayed with others to give back and help others who are suffering from addictions.

Created: 2014-04-02
PID: 17481