Ed Bennett transitioned through various programs until he enrolled in Prosper Canada’s Independent Living Account (ILA) program at Na-Me-Res (Native Men's Residence) in Toronto. With the help of ILA, he was able to transcend addiction, issues of trauma and identity, and homelessness to build a well-balanced life and home. Ed used the financial education provided through ILA to rebuild his credit rating and gained a real sense of accomplishment from successfully saving for a long-term goal -- renting his own home. Knowing the money was there when he was ready to move on also gave him the opportunity to work on his inner healing. Ultimately, while his journey through the program began with learning about and controlling his finances, it led to sobriety and independent living.
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