My sincere gratitude is with Ruth forever. She saved me and my 3 children. She provided me with so much non-judgmental
guidance and support, I would never have made it without her.
She even attended court with me and treated me to a glass of wine with her afterward. I will never forget how much she (and staff) helped me when I was at WIN 2 in 1985 with 2 toddlers and 6 months pregnant. Because I was so afraid for my children's and my lives, she extended my stay from 3 to 6 weeks and I went to Calgary and then to 2nd stage housing there until my baby was 6 weeks old. As I was too homesick, she allowed me to return to Winhouse for an additional 6 weeks in order to obtain affordable housing. I became completely self-sufficient and have done well as have my 3 children. She told me I was her success story for 1985. As I wish I'd contacted her (I'd checked for Edmonton phone numbers before) and thank her in person and I've often thought of her, I wanted to make her guest book available for her family permanently and give them my thanks and gratitude. She was such an extraordinary women!