A Door to Opportunity

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Read the full article at United Way Toronto & York Region. Download the print-friendly PDF here. At 17, Mathew Brunning was alone, hungry and quickly running out of options. The place he had once called home was unstable; his mother struggled with mental-health issues and he constantly experienced her unpredictable bouts of anger. “When I was with my mom, the future looked dark,” he says. But, with his father in the hospital and no friends to stay with, Mathew was left with only one place to turn—the streets. Two years later, Mathew was well acquainted with the shelter system. Following [...]