Laura’s Story


When people ask, “What makes Bonny Lea Farm different?” Bonny Lea Farm replies, “We change lives. Countless times participants and their families have told us, some with smiles and some with tears, about what Bonny Lea Farm means to them – opportunity, security, purpose, friendship, dignity, respect, choice and hope.” Laura’s Story has both smiles and tears.

Laura’s Story

“For ten years after moving away from my parents’ home, seeking independence and work as an adult, I felt like I was not living. Instead of thriving, I was in survival mode, moving from “home” to “home”, never feeling truly safe and secure. Driving past and hearing about Bonny Lea Farm from others, I knew things could be different and I applied for their program.

I dreamed of a home where I would feel safe and secure and not fearing when I would need to move again. I wanted somewhere I could feel confident and where I would be supported in making my own decisions. I wanted to experience the life that I knew participants have here at Bonny Lea Farm,” Laura.

Laura waited ten years before receiving a phone call letting her know that there was a vacancy and asking if she would like her name put forward. She said “Yes!” 

“It was the best day ever. A dream come true!” exclaims Laura.

Now after only six months of living and working at Bonny Lea Farm, Laura feels at home.

“Here at Bonny Lea Farm I feel I am beginning to live again.”

“Bonny Lea Farm has given Laura and us a new life. We can’t explain the peace of mind we have in knowing Laura feels she can finally put down roots and grow. We haven’t seen her so happy, comfortable and confident in years. Bonny Lea Farm has given her the quality of life she deserves. It has given her hope,” shares Delores and Shawn Glazier, Laura’s Mom and Dad.

Your support has an impact and brings joy to the participants who live and work at Bonny Lea Farm. It provides them with daily opportunities to learn, grow and succeed – working in the social enterprises, accessing enhanced programs, going on outings in the community, developing life-long friendships.