Ann-Marie Jurek

Well House was the first place that I started to regularly volunteer. Before I went there, I struggled a lot with anxiety and depression. Through volunteering, I’ve become really close friends with the staff. It’s been a huge jumping off point for me to feel better and to give back to the community. Knowing that everyone has a story is something that has helped. You never know what someone is struggling with, and it’s easy to judge people – particularly the homeless population. Feeling the passion and being connected to a place helps you be stronger, to overcome any obstacle.
- Ann-Marie Jurek, nominated by Well House