Welcome Home: Frank and Corey

Acrylic on canvas, 20x20in - 2022

Frank and Corey work in The Mission’s Housing Department, which reflects our commitment to a home for everyone as a fundamental human right.

Corey began in Frontline and transitioned to Housing to support shelter guests to move into their own apartments. More recently he moved to support the needs of Mission clients transitioning to independence. “It’s tremendously rewarding to see people’s lives change from their first days here to their last” when they move into their new homes.

Frank began in Client Services and moved to Housing to support veterans who are homeless or precariously housed. Veterans are about twice as likely to experience homelessness compared to non-veterans. Many veterans suffer from physical or mental health conditions, disabilities, or addictions; 35% self-identify as Indigenous. “No matter what a person has experienced, I strive to provide them the understanding, respect and assistance to help them reach whatever goals they’ve set.”