A little hard work from Soroptimist International Cambridge

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Soon we will open the doors to the rebuilt HAVEN HOUSE on Acorn Way in Cambridge. This project has been a long time coming and all of the finer details are now being completed. Furniture is being delivered, doors hung, systems being tested, everything is being cleaned and dusted, pictures hung, paint being touched up. Just last week we received the beds from a local craftsman and the mattresses were placed. With all of this work to be done, we...

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ONE ACT of Expression

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Julian’s mother is a former resident of Anselma House. As he watched and experienced her journey to a life beyond violence, Julian was inspired to put his feelings and motivation into this beautiful piece of art. The piece expresses his gratitude and hope for the future for all women and people effected by abuse. We thank Julian for his expression in art. ” When I made this piece of art, I wanted to add more meaning than color, more...

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RHC Builds for the Children

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Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is excited to reveal the new natural play area at the rebuilt Haven House thanks to a partnership with Reid’s Heritage Construction (RHC)! RHC not only donated the materials and supplies, but provided the labour to build the secure outdoor play area for the children at Haven House. Mary Zilney, CEO of Women’s Crisis Services is grateful for this additional generosity. “Due to our shortfall in...

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THANK YOU Banister Pipelines and Union Gas

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Banister Pipeline in Cambridge and Union gas have shown their dedication and COMMITMENT to safety and to our community. For the second year, they have focused their charitable efforts, through their annual golf tournament, to keeping women and children safe. Proceeds from their golf tournament are directed to help rebuild Haven House which is set to open in September. Their donation has more than DOUBLED in one year with a cheque for $5,550...

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Support from the Canadian Women’s Foundation

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Working with their partners at WINNERS and HOMESENSE, the Canadian Women’s Foundation launched a campaign in JUNE 2016 to end violence against women across Canada. Nationally, this campaign raised $2.2 million and some of those funds stay right here in our region. Haven House and Anselma house each received a $1,100 donation from this campaign to support our work with women and children escaping domestic violence. To learn more about this...

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ONE ACT Against Violence

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Each November, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region hosts an annual community awareness event in recognition of Woman Abuse Awareness Month. In 2015 we marked nine years of educating our community and inviting them to move beyond violence with us. To engage our community in a new and impactful way, Dwight Storring (videographer) and Gary Kirkham (screenwriter/actor) were called upon to help us with the project.  In collaboration with...

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