Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is very proud to thank Shoppers Drug Marts in Cambridge for coming together in support of the campaign to Rebuild Haven House, the shelter supporting abused women and their children. Shoppers Drug Marts in Cambridge have invested almost $20,000 in the safety and the future of women and children in our region. Through several fundraising initiatives such as point of purchase donations, silent auctions and bbq’s, staff and customers were generous in their efforts to create safe shelter from abuse.
Locations that participated in raising funds include:
Shoppers Drug Mart 499 Hespeler Road
Shoppers Drug Mart 115 Dundas St North
Shoppers Drug Mart 137 Water St North
Shoppers Drug Mart 101 Holiday Inn Drive
Shoppers Drug Mart 1500 King St East
Shoppers Drug Mart Ceder St Westgate Plaza
Shoppers Drug Mart 950 Franklin Blvd
Originally built to accommodate 11 people, the new shelter will be rebuilt to 45 beds and will accommodate adequate space for programming and partnerships, and be an environment conducive to healing. The rebuilt Haven House will feature a notable security system, private entrance for clients, a commercial kitchen and servery, expandable bedrooms (for women with several children), designated program spaces for youth, music therapy, spiritual care, medical care and much more. Located at the corner of Acorn Way and Elgin Street, the site provides easy access to transportation, recreation and shopping facilities.
Mary Zilney, CEO of Women’s Crisis Services states, “Every abused woman in Cambridge and North Dumfries deserves a facility that is conducive to her being able to move forward and break the intergenerational cycle of abuse so that the next generation does not need to seek our help. We now turn to each of you for your support. Please help us build this shelter so that abused women and their children do receive what they deserve, a new Haven House.”