I moved into Pan Am Place the day I turned 18. Without it I would have been sleeping in churches, homeless shelters, empty buildings or public parks.
Pan Am Place provides me with food, entertainment, shelter and friendly staff members each day without fail. It also helped me get my first job. The individuals that constitute our society are also the responsibility of our society. People who are unable to obtain these human rights may grow up to be unhealthy, psychologically damaged, physically impaired, without social connections, in a state of dependence/lacking autonomy, and much more.
If an individual ends up with these issues, then not only will they be unable to exert themselves to their fullest potential, they’ll be more likely to become burdensome to society.
– Abraham Bwalya, Pan Am Place resident