Client Success Stories
I came to Canada from Iran and was dealing with a lot of issues and I therefore began to feel very depressed and anxious. I endured discrimination and rejection for housing several times due to my sexual orientation and race. My Case Manager helped me get housed through TCHC by successfully placing me on a priority list. Madison has helped me to feel included in Canadian society.
My name is Joe Rinella, I just wanted to thank Michele and Madison for placing me at the Craigh Leigh House. Not only are the clients very nice, but the people there treat me like my own family and my family relationships have improved since I have moved there. Thank you very much Michele and Madison for making this experience a positive one.
Since I’ve been with Madison, the workers there have helped me a lot. When I lived in a Madison house, I found the tenants in the house to be like me; learning to cope with an illness and trying to make life better. The housing workers would hold meetings to resolve problems between the tenants or to fix a problem with the clothes dryer. Even though I do live in a Madison house, I continue to get a visit to help me with an appointment or dealing with my bills. Thank you Madison!
My name is Sharzad. I came to Canada almost 3 years ago and as a newcomer I faced so many challenges for which my settlement worker at COSTI referred me to the RISE program at Madison. When I met with my worker for the first time I was going through health issues and I had to undergo some medical procedures, which made me feel emotionally down. During this difficult period of my life time, I was both mentally and emotionally supported by my RISE case manager that facilitated my recovery journey.
My name is Lisa and I have been a client of Madison Community Services for the last 4-5 years. When I became a client I was very confused and did not know what I wanted to do with my life. Then I decided to go back to school, and Madison paid for the tuition and I completed the course with honors. Madison has always been there for me no matter good or bad, and they have always supported me. I would not be where I am today without all of their support, guidance, understanding, encouragement, and motivation…
Since I have been with Madison, I have found enthusiasm in starting again in my new country of Canada. I have been taking continuing education classes at George Brown College, starting in level 5 English Comprehension and will soon move up to level 8. It makes me cry when I think of the help I have received since joining Madison. Thank you for accepting me in the Bursary Program and for the kindness I have received here at Madison.
When I came to Madison I was not doing well at all. I was depressed, and very sick with Parkinson. Plus after 24 years of marriage my husband asked for separation.
With Madison staff help and support I have come a very long way to the stability that I have today. Including but not limited to Housing and financial aid from social services…
I have been suffering from severe depression for several years, to the point that I isolated myself. I didn’t want to get up or interact with anyone until I started receiving case management services from Madison Community Services.
My case manager encouraged me to attend the Hispanic, Art, and Women groups. She also supported me in applying for the bursary fund and I successfully finished Compassion Cultivation Training.