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Empathy in Action: Building Awareness and Lifting Each Other Up

It’s easy to overlook those who are struggling – our neighbours facing homelessness, addiction, or mental health challenges. But empathy calls us to see beyond the surface and understand the journeys of individuals from all walks of life. It’s about being aware of the struggles people face and extending a helping hand, not out of […]

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Food For The Soul Project Society in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford

Frontline Workers: Unsung Heroes

Frontline workers are the backbone of our society, and their importance cannot be overstated. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, healthy, and functioning, often putting their own well-being at risk in the process. Among them, those who work in addiction services play a particularly vital role in supporting individuals and families

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Finding Stability Amidst the Chaos of Addiction

Addiction is indeed a relentless spiral, dragging individuals into its depths with an overwhelming force. Yet, amidst this whirlwind of chaos, there exists a glimmer of hope—a lifeline that, when seized with the right resources and support, can guide individuals back to stability. Medically supported treatments like Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) serve as crucial tools

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Navigating the Complexities of Transitional Housing: The Journey of the Food for the Soul Housing Project

Transitioning from unhoused to stable housing is a journey fraught with challenges, complexities, and uncertainties. For many individuals, the struggle to find a safe and supportive environment can feel insurmountable. However, amidst this backdrop of adversity, initiatives like the Food for the Soul Housing Project emerge, driven by a deep-seated commitment to uplift and empower

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Finding Solid Ground: Nurturing Relationships Amidst Addiction

Relationships affected by addiction can be challenging, but they’re not without hope. If you’re committed to overcoming these obstacles together, here are some valuable tips to guide you on your journey forward. Our relationships play a crucial role in our healing process. Whether it’s dating, friendships, or family dynamics, nurturing healthy connections becomes paramount. Dating

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The Crucial Role of Self-Awareness in Addiction Recovery

In addiction recovery, self-awareness holds immense importance. Those in treatment often feel a deep emptiness, leading them to seek external fulfilment. Yet, to rebuild a connection with oneself, one must consciously explore this void. During early recovery stages, individuals often display a childlike innocence (vulnerability) as they regain trust in themselves and the world. Consequently, self-improvement

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The Circle of Trust – Healing Journey

The path we have chosen to take with Food For at the Soul is so humbling We meet a variety of personalities, individuals struggling within the world of addiction, we find ourselves encountering deception and dishonesty is commonplace, not unique to our community but pervasive in various aspects of society. Whether in business transactions or

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The Path to Recovery: Ryan

We’re excited to share Ryan’s incredible journey with our community. Over three years ago, Ryan bravely began his recovery journey with our Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) program. Since then, he has shown unwavering commitment to his health and wellbeing. Starting in our low-barrier homes, Ryan overcame obstacles on his path to recovery. He progressed into

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Navigating the Challenges of Community Work: Overcoming Judgment and Building a Safe Haven

In the heart of every community, there are individuals who dedicate their time and effort to create positive change. However, the path to community improvement is often marred by the harsh judgment and skepticism of those who prefer to stand on the sidelines. This article explores the challenges faced by diligent community workers and their

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Building Stronger Communities: The Crucial Role of Support in Overcoming Addiction

In every community, the impact of addiction resonates deeply, affecting individuals and families alike. It is imperative that we, as a community, recognize the importance of providing support to those struggling with addiction. This support extends beyond the individual level; it involves educating ourselves about trauma and addiction and actively working to foster empathy within

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