When Mike moved to the city he couldn’t find housing at first. Originally from Calgary, Mike came by way of Moose Jaw, where he had a job opportunity fall through. He arrived in Saskatoon to follow up on a housing offer, but in the end couldn’t afford to rent the room.
While staying in the men’s shelter, Touni arranged for Mike to look at some available houses, talked to the landlord on his behalf and got him set up with groceries and a roommate. “My parents live in Medicine Hat so they’re going to bring me all the furniture they’re not using,” says Mike who is now looking for work.
A self-described, ‘Jack of all Trades’, Mike is a trained welder and also specializes in auto body and painting work. He is determined to find a job soon, “If I can find any kind of work, I’ll take it. I don’t want to be in the system too long.”
“Touni needs a promotion. He’s a great guy,” Mike adds, “He goes out of his way to make people feel welcome and meet their needs. I can’t say enough good things about Touni.”