My name is Clairefise. I came to Canada in 2007 and applied for refugee status with the help of a lawyer. Eventually, my application was denied.
In 2009, the people at Matthew House (a shelter where I first stayed when I arrived in Windsor) referred me to the Windsor Refugee Office for assistance preparing an application for Permanent Residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations.
At the Refugee Office, I found my precious persons; Helen, Claire and Bruce. They welcomed me, they were fighting for me, and they made me feel like I was their own blood. They helped me with my H& C application and they always were thinking of me and my children.
The Refugee fund helped me by buying furniture and other things we needed for our home. They provided clothes for the kids and every year, provided presents for my children so that we could have a happy Christmas. Read More