Please help us. Everyone deserves a home to call their own.
When I come home, I have…
someone to laugh with,
someone to cry with,
someone who is waiting for me,
someone who cares about me.
Friendship, safety and stability are what make a house a home.
Vecova is truly lucky to have amazing supportive roommates like Marion opening their homes and hearts to persons with disabilities!
Marion and Tony have been roommates for 15 years now. During that time they have shared tears, laughter, and joy as they grew towards becoming a family.
Life wasn’t always filled with stability and warmth for Tony. When he turned 18, he “aged out” of the children’s home. With his childhood supports gone, he was left to fend for himself. Life was lonely and sometimes scary with no one to come home to. That has all changed.
15 years ago, Tony met Marion through Vecova’s supportive roommate program.
She opened up her home, providing Tony with safety, stability, and laughter. His independence grew and his hobbies of painting and fixing old electronics flourished. Now birthdays and holidays are all celebrated with friends and family.
Marion provides opportunities for Tony to grow and encourages him to be himself, allowing his sense of humour and bright spirit to bloom.
“We all have a kid within. I am not afraid to show it,” says Tony. Confident, creative, outgoing and full of life, Tony is ready to venture forward together with Marion.
You have helped enrich the life of Tony and many others too. But we still need your help.
For almost 50 years, Vecova has provided living supports, employment and wellness opportunities to persons with disabilities in the community.
We could not be the organization we are today without your support. Your past donation has made a difference in improving the lives of persons with disabilities.
This spring, we ask that you make another donation to Vecova. In these tough times, we need your help to ensure all the work we do continues to flourish.
Thank you for your commitment to helping persons with disabilities!
Please donate today to support our programs and services in the Calgary area.