Amos Semigak moved to Happy Valley-Goose Bay from his hometown of Hopedale on the north Labrador coast last spring, and he did so without any real prospects of work or a place to stay.

Even with those challenges weighing heavily on his mind, he thought the support available in the town might give him a fighting chance of turning his life around.

“There’s no place for me to go in my community,” Semigak said.

“Coming here in Goose Bay, at least I have a chance staying at the homeless shelter, at the hub. And that’s what’s keeping me alive right now.”