Let’s be Proactive

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Following our recent Woman Abuse Awareness Event ‘Rage against Violence’ we received this blog from an Anonymous contributor who lost a loved one years ago to domestic violence. No person, whether male or female, deserves to be abused!   Domestic violence MUST be obliterated.   How?   It seems to me that we must learn, teach and demonstrate respect for others.  The Golden Rule comes to mind.  “Do unto other others as you would have them...

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The Gift of Gift Cards

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There are many ways to support the work of Women’s Crisis Services and the women and children we are serving.  A donation of gift cards is one way that you can share your generosity. Whether that card is to purchase a birthday present for her teen or to help her purchase supplies for her new kitchen, women who receive gift cards are given the opportunity to be independent and make their own choices. It is likely that the abusive situation...

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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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ONE ACT – Pat Aplevich

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 We are honoured to introduce to you one of our featured readers in the upcoming production “Rage Against Violence”. Pat Aplevich is a long time resident of Kitchener – Waterloo and has contributed in many ways to making our community a kinder, better place to be. As a mother and grandmother, her dedication to caring extends inwards and outwards. She has even been rewarded for her community service several times:  2014 Zonta...

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Toyota’s Healing Harvest

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Summertime at our two shelters, Haven House and Anselma House, include a lot of planning for out door activities. The summer sunshine and fresh air often uplift our residents and fill them with energy during a very trying time for them. At both shelters we are fortunate to have a gathering space for adults and even a play area for children. One special feature we also enjoy are our gardens. Spending time in the garden has long been proven a...

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