The Old North End: _MG_5618

Shantelle Boyce, 30, eats Kraft Dinner with her son Tristan, 3,  Boyce believes the root of the neighbourhood's problem is drugs. {quote}Drug dealers and drug addicts affect the whole neighbourhood. Drug dealers beat up drug addicts for their money. Then the addicts try to rob other people for the money. Then those people fight back. The government needs to give more help to the addicts. We need more methadone programs. It would help everybody because of the cycle.{quote}Boyce would like to get a job and continue her education but struggles with time and money while raising two children alone on social assistance. {quote}I want my kids to be proud and to want to be like me. Seeing parents working and supporting themselves makes kids want to do that.{quote}

Shantelle Boyce, 30, eats Kraft Dinner with her son Tristan, 3, Boyce believes the root of the neighbourhood's problem is drugs. "Drug dealers and drug addicts affect the whole neighbourhood. Drug dealers beat up drug addicts for their money. Then the addicts try to rob other people for the money. Then those people fight back. The government needs to give more help to the addicts. We need more methadone programs. It would help everybody because of the cycle." 

Boyce would like to get a job and continue her education but struggles with time and money while raising two children alone on social assistance. "I want my kids to be proud and to want to be like me. Seeing parents working and supporting themselves makes kids want to do that."