Success Stories


Where do I begin? Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be homeless. Up until May 2009 I had a great life. A great career, my own car, money in the bank, life was good for me, so I thought. My drug habit started in the late 90’s with crack [...]


I started drinking at the age of 10. At 12, I started to experiment with drugs, which escalated into using hard drugs. I was hooked. That lifestyle lasted 32 years which included 8 years on the street and life was rough for me. At 44 years of age, I was tired of that life and [...]


My life before the Gateway of Hope had a feeling of hopelessness. I had to move from the place I was living due to ongoing renovations and I had nowhere to go. I was introduced to the Gateway of Hope and that is when my new life started. I have been living at the [...]


A Life Saving Opportunity... My name is Lisa Torikka. I am 40 years old and grew up in a small town in British Columbia. I had several tragic events happen to me a very young age and at the age of 26 my life started to go sideways. I started using and selling drugs, eventually [...]


At one point in my life I had it all; the family, the job, the life. With a few bad decisions, I lost it all in a short period of time. This catalyst in my life led to many other struggles and disappointments. I couldn’t seem to move forward or find anyone trustworthy to [...]