Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a 27 year old female living in Toronto. I am a client of Cota’s At Home ACT team and have been since October 2010.
As a child I was under the care of the Children’s Aid Society. When I became an adult I was homeless for a very long time.
I am very grateful to Cota’s At Home ACT team as they were able to find me housing and continue to provide me with support. I have a beautiful apartment in a nice area of the city. This apartment is close to the shelter I lived in, so that is good as I know the area. Having a stable place to stay and call my own has been amazing.
I am doing a lot better most of the time, as I do not have to deal with the day to day stressors of the shelter or the streets.
Having my own place also makes me feel like I am more independent and have more control over my life.