Spring Cleaning

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  As the land begins to thaw and the winds blow warmer, nature starts to bloom.   Spring is a time of growth and renewal.  It is a time when we often choose to purge and clean our homes from the things that collected over the winter, open the windows and air out our spaces.  Some of us launch spring projects to refresh our homes.   At Anselma and Haven House we too purge our spaces, clean the yards, open the windows and plan what...

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International Women’s Day 2016

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Message from Mary Zilney, CEO, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region Did you know that it all began 105 years ago? The first International Women’s Day was observed on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. More than one million women and men showed their support of women by participating in public events. Perhaps some of our ancestors remember this. Then in 1977 following the long-standing movements for women to...

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Your Holiday Generosity

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  During the holiday season, your spirit of generosity and kindness is appreciated and celebrated by the staff and clients of Women’s Crisis Services. There are several businesses, community groups, individuals and more that come together to ensure that the holiday season is a special time for Women and Children in our shelters. We certainly couldn’t provide a special celebration without you and your thoughtfulness. Already we...

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Long term dedication from Jennifer Schmidt

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We are so fortunate to have the dedication of long term staff. This past June we took the opportunity to recognize Jennifer Schmidt for her 15 years of service. The following is some of what her manager Jennifer Hutton had to say: Jennifer Schmidt first started with Women’s Crisis Services on September 4th 2000 as a Residential Relief Worker. This is a part time casual role. A role that due to its nature people tend to come and go from, however...

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It All Starts with A Step

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        It All Starts With a Step by John Goodwin There are two types of change for a person, Involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary change happens when a change is made for you by other forces or a change by someone else affects you.  These can be things like losing your job to downsizing, a friend or family member passing, a restructuring at work, or your car breaking down and needing a new one.  These are changes that...

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TD BANK GROUP Celebrates Mother’s Day

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TD Bank Group celebrates Mother’s Day with an investment in the Women of Waterloo Region Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is very proud to thank TD Bank Group for their support of the campaign to Rebuild Haven House, the shelter supporting abused women and their children in Cambridge and North Dumfries. TD announced today that they are investing $50,000 in the safety and the future of women in our region. “The care, love and...

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