Karen didn’t drink, didn’t do drugs, and didn’t even swear when she was angry. Her road to homelessness wasn’t paved with one bad decision after another – just plain bad luck and hard times.
When Brenda Carter came to PNS’ Lowdon-Schutts women and children’s building in 2006, her life was in ruins. She and her 11-year-old son had been kicked out of her long-time boyfriend’s home, and he had taken her car and money.
She went from being an accountant to a panhandler. Mary Jane lost her home, her job and her family to crystal methamphetamine.