This campaign is aimed at highlighting the strength that Face à Face gives to its incredible clients.
All quotes are from real people we've worked with in the real world who have submitted their stories to be featured here.
"My car is the second most stable thing in my life, Face à Face is the first- it’s my pillar of stability.
Face à Face is way too important, providing much needed services to those facing challenges."
"I am strong thanks to Face à Face because I had a triple bypass and Face à Face employees regularly came to see me when I was in the hospital. Face à Face gives me the hope and strength I need to cope with life and if it wasn't for them, a lot of street people would be lost. Without Face à Face I’d probably be dead right now... they are the only family I have"
"If Face à Face closes its doors I will be helpless, it's the only support I have"
"Face à Face has helped me with all manner of things necessary to establish stability, a 'take off point' I needed to take back my life.
Without Face à Face I will spin out of control, lose all I have accomplished and give up on my self-esteem again"
"I am strong because of Face à Face because here I feel like I'm important. The help that they give me gives me stability and a sense of routine. There’s nothing else like this.
I pan sometimes and people treat me as if I'm invisible, but at Face à Face I feel like a human and not a number"
"I don't know what I'd do without Face à Face"
"Face à Face has done a lot to keep me on track. It is the perfect example of unconditional love. [They] give without expecting anything back."
"Face à Face has helped me in many ways, I don't even know where to begin. Working here continuously puts things into perspective. I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful collective. This includes the individuals I assist, the dedicated volunteers, and my amazing colleagues and director. Face à Face has been such a positive force, helping me with many aspects of my own life. Without a doubt, it's strengthened my resolve, helping me to develop both professionally and personally."
– Eric F
"If Face à Face closes I will certainly be worried about what could happen to me with no mailing address which could affect my welfare as well as not having continued moral support from them"
"Face à Face is special to me because of the human to human contact that doesn't make me feel like less of a person"
"Without Face à Face I will lose [the] support that I depend on. I will have no one to support me. The place is special to me because they [provide] help without judgment and it [has been] very much needed"
"I am strong thanks to Face à Face because I was given the opportunity to grow into a part of myself that I had previously only entertained as a fantasy; maybe I could do this, maybe I could do that...sometimes you don't even realize how much you are 'maybe-ing' until you have the chance to put into action all these things you secretly wish you could do. At Face à Face, I was offered a role that would challenge me, teach me, and frustrate me, with a team I admire, and values that are close to my heart. Face à Face saw concretely what I was ambiguous about; there is nothing more empowering than that."
"[Face à Face's] staff and volunteers have provided help and encouragement throughout these recent years through good times and bad in a courteous and proffesional manner"
"At a point in my life when I no longer even had confidence in my own skills as an intervention worker and I began to question my career choice, despite it being my passion since I was little, Face à Face offered me a volunteer position directly in contact with the clients. I had the chance to validate myself, under the clinical supervision of a Coordinator who was always at our disposal.
Face to Face has completely changed my life since."
"Face à Face has taught me what being driven and passionate about something that you care about truly means. I am a young student, eager to learn and make a difference, and being part of the team and community at Face à Face has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. This has been the most enriching learning experience I have had so far, and I am grateful to be a part of this organization. Face à Face will always be part of the roots of the future Intervention Worker I wish to become."
- Stefania L
"Face à Face has made me stronger as a clinical social service worker/student. Being my first field placement in the field, the agency has given me many tools and opportunities for professional/personal growth that I still continue to use every day. With the amazing staff/volunteers, and the clinical supervision of Grace, as well as the inspirational and resilient clientele, I was able to become confident in my abilities, and to change lives, one person at a time. During this time, I was able to witness how Face à Face positively impacts those who use its services, and how their compassion, love, patience and trust can truly embody the strength and support that they can offer. I am proud of this agency, and of all the goodness that comes from it. It'll always be the foundation of who I am as a graduating student."
- Michelle J