Marissa Nakoochee was pregnant with her son when she was evicted from her home in 2006. Now she’s speaking out for a program that will help pregnant, homeless women get access to housing and medical care. (Facebook)
By Anna Desmarais, CBC News Posted: Nov 27, 2017 5:30 AM MT
Marissa Nakoochee’s baby bump was starting to show when she was evicted from her home 11 years ago.
She spent months sleeping on couches, too scared to tell her story to anyone.
“I felt so alone in my pregnancy,” Nakoochee said Sunday. “I didn’t know if I could do it.”
Now, the 33-year-old Cree woman is raising her son and is almost finished her bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
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She’s also using her…
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