About Us Survivor's Stories

"The financial help I received from the Joy Smith Foundation allowed me to stay in a safe house until I recovered. Now I am going to school and I have a future.” 
Jessica Reimer, Survivor
"The Joy Smith Foundation helped me to turn my life around. I am not looking over my shoulder anymore trying to stay away from my captors. Because of the counselling and the warm bed to sleep in at night I was able to get on my feet.” 
Robin Kowalchuk, Survivor 

"The Salvation Army Deborah’s Gate is incredibly grateful for the support of the Joy Smith Foundation for survivors of human trafficking accessing our residential rehabilitative program. With your support, we provided wrap around, trauma informed programming and residence for a survivor for three months in our program. As the response to this issue is in the early stages in Canada, the investment in our programming came at a pivotal moment. We have seen many women victimized by this horrific crime, but we are proud to partner with agencies such as The Joy Smith Foundation in helping us change the script of the story to one of hope, redemption, and freedom.”
Larissa Maxwell, Manager, Anti-Human Trafficking Programs, Salvation Army, BC