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Brenda's House: A safe, respectful shelter for homeless children

My name is Jenny Parent and I am a single mom of three beautiful girls. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the help I received from Children’s Cottage Society, and all of your generous donations. I had my oldest daughter in May of 2008, when I was living with her father who was physically, mentally and emotionally abusive. I made the difficult decision of leaving him with our daughter. I began to suffer from PTSD and found myself extremely unstable. I then moved in with my mom and her partner. Things did not get better here, so I took my daughter and we left. We had nowhere to go, so we found ourselves at Brenda’s House, the Children’s Cottage Society’s homeless shelter for families. 

 The staff at Brenda’s House were remarkable. They made my daughter and I feel safe, and we were able to connect with other families and feel a sense of belonging. They helped us get on our feet, and found us an affordable house of our own... a place to call home. 

 I had my second daughter in 2015 and was connected with the Children’s Cottage Society again, through their Healthy Families Program. I was able to learn how to care for and support my children in healthy ways. They also connected me with other agencies in the community to ensure we always had the help we needed. 

 I now have three beautiful girls, ages 11, 3 and 9 months. I am no longer suffering from PTSD and depression. My girls have a safe and loving home in an amazing community, and we couldn’t be happier! 

None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for The Children’s Cottage believing in me and helping guide me every step of the way. I owe everything to Children’s Cottage and amazing donors… like you! Please consider donating today and making a difference in another family’s life. 


For more information contact Elisha Jackson at
403-283-4200 ex. 221 or ejackson@childrenscottage.ab.ca

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