"Because of you, I got my mom back.

I grew up in Nova Scotia with my mom who had schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but we didn’t know it at the time. When I was 13 years old I was put into foster care until I turned 18 years old.

I fantasized about reconnecting with my mother for years. But this didn’t turn out the way I had hoped. In my early twenties, I decided to leave Halifax with my partner and start our life together in Ottawa.

After a few years of living in Ottawa, I got a call from my mom’s friend who told me she had to hospitalize her because her mental illness was getting worse. Eventually, mom moved to Ottawa and then into Cornerstone's Booth residence.

She thrived at Booth.

Cornerstone is not just helping that one resident. They’re healing relationships. They’re helping families, and when you help families you’re helping communities.

You helped my mom who struggled with her mental illness for years get the support she really needed. You gave her back her dignity and her family, and you gave me my mom back.

Because of you, Cornerstone helped my mom blossom. Thank you for giving me my mom back."

Today, you can be the reason someone at Cornerstone's shelter finds hope, healing, and a place to call home. Please donate below and leave no mother behind.

Please click here so you can see how your donation gave Suson her mom back.

Your kindness today will send a powerful message to women on the journey to healing and independence. It says: You are important, you are valuable – and I’m standing with you, no matter what.

Donate By Mail

To make a donation by mail, please fill out this form and mail to:

Attention: Amber Bramer, Cornerstone Housing for Women
314 Booth Street,
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7K2

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