Killing our worlds children just for dollars ? who helps all these children?

May 6, 2017 § Leave a comment

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Ojibway teen sleeping in Ottawa mall stairwell after aging out of group home

National News | May 6, 2017 by Kenneth Jackson Attributed to: | 21 Comments

Kenneth Jackson
APTN National News
An Ojibway teen is sleeping in the stairwell of the Rideau Centre parking garage in downtown Ottawa after aging out of his group home.

It’s better than the shelters says the 18-year-old.

He was dropped off at the Ottawa Mission shelter a few weeks after he turned 18 on March 1 by staff of the Ottawa group home he was living in operated by Mary Homes.

The teen said he didn’t stay at the Mission long before finding a little nook on the top floor of the Rideau Centre’s parking garage.

“Ever since then I have been coming here to sleep,” said the young man, who APTN National News can’t identify because he is on extended care with his child welfare agency. For this story APTN is calling him Jason.

When it gets too cold at night Jason might go to the Salvation Army shelter a few blocks away but prefers his perch in the stairwell that overlooks Nicholas Street.

“It’s a nice spot, overall,” he said.

During the day he hangs out in the Rideau Centre using the mall’s free WiFi to stay connected with friends as APTN learned the mall is a popular spot for kids living in group homes in Ottawa.

He knows them and they know him – not just because he was once one of them but because a couple months ago he saved the life of a 13-year-old girl who ran away from her group home.

That girl was Amy Owen who has been in the news recently for being one of three First Nations girls to die Ontario group homes in the last six months.

Amy Owen, 13, is suspected of dying from suicide at an Ottawa group home on April 17.
Amy Owen, 13, is suspected of dying from suicide at an Ottawa group home on April 17.
Owen was living in Mary Homes group home when she died in the east end of Ottawa.

It’s also the same home where a 16-year-old Ojibway girl had been living at when APTN spoke to her at Rideau Centre on Thurday.

“Amy and I were really close. We were like sisters,” said the girl who APTN can’t identify as she is ward of the state.

Owen’s room was right above hers.

Each morning she would knock on the ceiling and Owen would knock back to let her know she was awake. They’d come out of their rooms and meet at the stairs and hug.

The day after Owen is suspected of dying by suicide in the home the 16-year-old knocked on the ceiling like she always had.

She had forgotten Owen had died.

“I burst into tears,” she said, adding she ran away shortly after that.

This is the 16-year-old girl who says she ran away from the group home after Amy Owen is believed to have died by suicide.
This is the 16-year-old girl who says she ran away from the group home after Amy Owen is believed to have died by suicide.
APTN confirmed with Ottawa police a missing person’s report was filed in her name but she was located a day later.

She said she talked to her social worker and told her she is staying with a friend until they find a new group home.

She remembers when Jason saved Owen’s life.

Owen had ran away and Jason tracked her down on Montreal Road near St. Laurent Blvd. where she was running into traffic trying to commit suicide.

“It is true. He found her and took good care of her,” said the 16-year-old.

“I stopped her from jumping in front of a car,” said Jason. “I told her if she killed herself she would be hurting people around her rather than just herself.”

He said he saw Owen a couple weeks later and she thanked him for saving her.

It was the last time he saw her. She died April 17.

Owen, Jason and the 16-year-old are all from the Kenora area, near the Ontario/Manitoba border. Each were placed in Ottawa group homes by Indigenous child service agencies that operate under the Ontario government.

APTN spoke to Jason’s former child worker with the Weechi-it-te-win Family Services in the Kenora area.

Andrew Letander said he traveled to Ottawa about a month ago to see if Jason would return back to Kenora but he refused.

“I did go there and he did not want to go back with me,” he said. “He said he had it all planned out.”

Letander said he is aware that Mary Homes dropped Jason off at the Mission.

Letander said it was explained to Jason that the group home needed his bed for other children, as most kids in the home were much younger than Jason.

Letander said Jason is on what’s called “extended care maintenance,” which he will be on until he’s 21 unless he decides he doesn’t want to be, which he’d then need to follow steps to do.

Jason up on his perch in the Rideau Centre parking lot stairwell.
Jason up on his perch in the Rideau Centre parking lot stairwell.
When he turned 18 he got a new worker that specializes in youth transitioning out of group homes but that worker has been on sick leave for a month said Letander.

“I gave him a heads up about what was going to be happening when he turned 18 and Mary Homes gave him a heads up on that, (too),” he said.

Letander said Jason is supposed to receive food assistance funding every month but they don’t have an address to send the cheques.

Jason has no parents to go home to. Both his parents died when he was a young child – his mom from suicide and his dad form cancer.

“He’s been bounced around from group home to group home all his life,” said Letander. “I am worried about him.”

As for Jason he said he’d like to finish school, as he only has his Grade 9, and go to college.

But that seems like a million miles away from his perch in the Rideau Centre mall.

He went to go get a Social Insurance Number Friday so he could at least get a job but was told he needed his birth certificate.

Service Canada wouldn’t accept only his status card.

He’d also like to do something else.

“I’d like to shut group homes down,” he said.

Mary Homes didn’t respond to questions by the time this story was published.

kjackson@aptn.ca

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Parental Alienation Awareness Day

April 24, 2017 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow is Parental Alienation Awareness Day… Do you think you could possibly spare a moment of thought, prayer, phone call to your Reps and Senators etc.. to help end this form of Abuse???? Go on their FB pages, their emails, snail mail..whatever..and tell them that Children deserve to be able to “Freely Love And Spend Equal Time With Both Parents And Sides Of Their Family Without Fear Of Repercussions”!!!!! Is it that difficult to do…or do you, just not get it?????
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Tammy Mariposa
February 8 ·
How many shares to save our children?

Whispering in Corners

So I feel helpless what can I do?
What do I tell those friends whispering in corners?
‘Yes his son won’t speak to him!’
‘Why what has he done?’
Oh I don’t know it must be bad he lives with his Mum now I think she has custody!

Here’s what you do guys!
You begin to put aside your feelings of guilt and shame.
You have nothing to be ashamed of.
It’s time to expose the destructive insidious pathogen that’s eating away like a cancer through generations of families destroying relationships with our loved ones through ignorance alone!
It’s time Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Parental Alienation caused by Abuse by Proxy by a pathogenic parent came out of hiding like some dirty secret on the Internet.
It’s time to educate everyone so they understand and can help spread awareness of this evil disease taking and damaging our children.

So here’s what each and everyone of you must do!
Stand proud and explain your children have been taught to hate you!
Here I have summarised Dr Childress Attachment Theory of Parental Alienation’

Alienated children internalise the sad angry feelings they have been taught towards the once bonded parent when really they are feeling grief like that parent died. They think these feelings are their own and don’t realise that re bonding the relationship would remove those sad angry feelings and make the child feel better again’
Dr Childress attachment theory of Parental Alienation

This is the meme I have used to educate my friends! It explains it perfectly so educate your family and friends,and anyone you come across through this nightmare.social workers,family support workers,,solicitors and teachers,and the police.

How many shares to save our children?

Legally Kidnapped

April 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

Legally Kidnapped
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Legally Kidnapped

April 15, 2017 § Leave a comment

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