WATCH – Home Sweet Homes –
July 17, 2020 – Shannon Little Light is the first resident of the Red Woman House, Calgary’s first recovery home for Indigenous Women.
“I was couch surfing. I had no home. If I didn’t have anywhere to go it was always my parents’ house and their house was just packed. So there was basically no room for me,” she said.
“I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere in my life.”
Little Light is now five months sober.
“When I moved in here, I laid on the couch,” she said with a laugh
“I laid on the couch, I made my coffee, I put it there. I brought my books because I like reading. I needed this to be able to concentrate.”
After spending a week at the home, Little Light said she realized just how important housing is while recovering.
“From having nothing; sleeping beside my daughter on a single bed in a basement. It brings me hope. It makes me feel at peace with my life.”