The Johnsons and sons, ages 14 and 17, were well established in York Region, until mom lost her job of ten years in a company downsize. Dad worked in auto parts manufacturing, but his income was not enough to pay the rent on the apartment the family had occupied for five years. With no other option, they turned to Blue Door Shelters. Despite their misfortune, the Johnsons did their best to sustain their family, ensuring the kids attended the same school and their grades did not suffer. Their sons never missed a baseball team practice or game. With help from shelter residential counsellors and a housing worker, after 5 weeks the Johnsons secured safe and affordable housing in their old neighbourhood.