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.”

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