“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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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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ONE ACT – Jennifer Cornish

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 Jennifer Cornish is a friend of Women’s Crisis Services, and we are proud to say that she is lending her talents and time to “Rage Against Violence” in support of ONE ACT for Woman Abuse Awareness Month. In her own words: “My relationship with WCS began many years ago when I needed help in understanding and healing from a relationship I had ended. The counsellors at Anselma House were there for me and I attended the...

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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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One Woman’s Journey

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I have worked for this agency for over 20 years and have had the opportunity to work with and support some amazing women during my time here. The stories we hear on a daily basis can certainly be difficult, but we have a job to do and that’s to help women live in a world without violence. Last May 2014 I was connected to a new client.  She shared that she had been living in a verbally, emotionally and physically abusive marriage.  She had...

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