In a bid to raise money to build housing for the homeless, a Barrie, Ont. organization is hoping that people are willing to open their ears.

Redwood Park Communities, a charity that provides affordable housing through partnerships with local agencies, are launching a new podcast called ‘Stories without a Home’ on Thursday.

In an excerpt taken from the first episode, a woman who struggles with homelessness tearfully describes a painful part of her past.

“I was a missing person for 9 months,” she tells the interviewer. “I was trafficked for all that time.”

Redwood’s fundraising campaign aims to raise $3 million to build a new family housing and support centre for families in crisis.