“Telling the Story of Impact” Award

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          Congratulations to the Women’s Crisis Services! On February 25, 2016, we were honored by United Way of Cambridge and North Dumfries and received the award for “Telling the Story of Impact”. The explanation reads: “Awarded to an agency that uses evaluation to tell the story of impact and help stakeholders feel connected to, and passionate about, their services.” It is a testament to the attention paid in...

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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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One Act – Amy Smoke

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Amy Smoke is a Mohawk woman from Six Nations, a single mother, and full time student at the University of Waterloo. On top of all of that, we are honoured that she is a cast member in “Rage Against Violence“, a theatrical performance at our event One Act. Amy is resilient, strong and focused. She shares that “I stayed at Anselma House when I began to turn my life around  and am forever grateful for the services provided to get...

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Office ideas to support WCSWR

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As the holiday season approaches, your social club or friends are starting to plan your office party, celebrations and group activities to celebrate. In the Waterloo Region, including charity in these activities has become an essential part of marking the holiday season. Each year at Women’s Crisis Services (WCSWR), we are humbled by local business owners, employee groups, churches and service clubs, even our knitting and quilting friends...

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