Cambridge North Rotary Supports Haven House

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Cambridge North Rotary is supporting the women and children at Haven House this holiday season. The members have not only helped us REBUILD HAVEN HOUSE, but as a club they have dedicated much of their charitable activities and focus to making a safer community for all of us. This support comes as the holidays also approach. During this time of year and as we enter the winter months, the needs of our residents turn to providing comfort, warmth,...

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Power of 2

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Earlier this fall, we received a phonecall from Melodyann of Power of 2 Real Estate. She reached out to Anselma House hoping to directly impact a woman in our community who was rebuilding her life after abuse. At that very time, we had received information that one of our clients had recently moved into an apartment but had very little resources to make that space a home, including blankets for her children. When we told Melodyann and her...

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December 6 is a day to take action

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Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance...

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Woman Abuse Awareness Month- Looking Back

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10 years of success….2006 to 2016 For ten years we have been marking the month of November, Woman Abuse Awareness Month, in a special and impactful way with our community. This past November, we celebrated with a gala and reflected on our accomplishments as an agency over the past decade. In addition to rebuilding both Anselma House in 2011 and Haven House in 2016, from the ground up, here are the highlights from the past 10 years: In 2006, the...

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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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ONE ACT of Partnership in Healing

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By Wanda Rae Residential Program Manager Haven House has a new partnership with the Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic situated in Cambridge. A Nurse Practitioner provides onsite medical care for residents who do not have a primary care provider. We have many situations where women arrive at our Cambridge shelter and either don’t have a primary care provider or they cannot access their family physician because they have relocated...

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