At age 14, difficulties at home led Ashley to run away. She couch surfed, spent time in foster care and was homeless for a few weeks. At 17, she enrolled in Aspen’s Youth Transitions to Adulthood program.
“Aspen believed in my goal of living on my own and being independent,” says Ashley, now in her twenties.
Today, Ashley is a resident manager at an apartment building, a full-time university student and works part-time for Aspen as a group care relief counsellor.
“I was really well supported by Aspen and now I have the opportunity to give back by supporting others.”