Letters: Iron Horse safe house saved lives

I always walked through that door knowing that, without a doubt we were capable of, and willing to have each other’s backs.

Editor, The News:

Iron Horse Youth Safe House, what struggles, successes, heartache and victory we were witness to.

I hold it all close as we turn the page, and I thank all of you for the privilege of being part of such a dynamic, loving team of people who  never forgot the most basic ability of humans – kindness.

Despite, and in spite of the hardship and sadness that home endured, I always walked through that door knowing that, without a doubt we were capable of, and willing to have each other’s backs. And that provided the infinite ability of all of us to have the backs of children who, at the time, had no where on earth left to go, and no loved one able to have their back at a time when they needed it most.

Iron Horse Youth Safe House, quietly and without fanfare, saved lives.

From 2005 to Jan. 31, 2015, time we all spent well, time that we cared for our children. There is nothing if not that.

My hat is off, my heart is sad, my hope for B.C.’s children still exists.

Lori Hamilton

Maple Ridge