Our Stories

Anita’s Story

Anita Patil Huberman, Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Board of Trade

Homelessness truly touches us all. This is Anita’s story. “I had a very close family member who struggled with mental health issues and became homeless. Through support and the kindness of others I was able to find him a home.”Anita Patil Huberman, Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Board of Trade In my community we often don’t… Continue reading

Chris’ Story

Chris Thornley, President of Thornley Creative Communications, Community Leader & Surrey Civic Treasure

Homelessness truly touches us all. This is Chris’ Story. “If it wasn’t for the Lookout Society my brother would have been lost forever.”Chris Thornley, President of Thornley Creative Communications, Community Leader & Surrey Civic Treausure Funny how you can be raised in the same family with the same parents and the same values yet turn… Continue reading

Laurie’s Story

Laurie Larson, Surrey School Board of Education Trustee, Vice Chair

Homelessness truly touches us all. This is Laurie’s story. “When I tell someone that growing up in Surrey I was homeless, they often find it hard to believe. Unfortunately it’s true. I sincerely believe it shaped me into the person I am today.”Laurie Larsen, Surrey School Board of Education Trustee, Vice Chair It’s hard to… Continue reading

Doug’s Story

Keyboard player for "Loverboy", and longtime Surrey resident

Homelessness truly touches us all. This is Doug’s story. “In the words of my grandmother, ‘We’re in this together’, so I encourage you to help make someone’s life a little bit better.”Doug Johnson, Keyboard player for “Loverboy” and longtime Surrey resident I’ve been a Surrey resident almost my entire life. I went to elementary and… Continue reading

Tim’s Story

Tim Baillie, Retired Surrey Firefighter, Community Activist & Volunteer

Homelessness truly touches us all. This is Tim’s story. “In my work, especially as a first responder we get to see people how they really are, how they live, and usually under the most difficult of conditions.”Tim Baillie, Retired Surrey Firefighter, Community Activist & Volunteer. As a firefighter I met a lot of people who… Continue reading