Canadian Tire -Pinebush creating a safe home for women and children

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  The dedication of employees, customers and of the owners, Kerry and Pam Leroux,  lead Canadian Tire on PINEBUSH in Cambridge to be able to BUILD A BEDROOM at the Rebuilt Haven House! Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is very proud to thank Canadian Tire Pinebush for their support of the campaign to Rebuild Haven House, the shelter supporting abused women and their children in Cambridge and North Dumfries. Kicking off their...

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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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Charlotte Armstrong – ONE ACT

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We needed a champion and we found one! Charlotte Armstrong is joining us on stage at ONE ACT as one of the cast members of Rage Against Violence. Charlotte is a community champion focused on coordinating events that create safe and inclusive spaces for people. These events help people connect and feel a sense of belonging while also learning new things and having fun.  Since moving to the Waterloo Region in 2010, Charlotte has coordinated many...

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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 – Gary Kirkham

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Three years ago, when Dwight Storring introduced us to Gary, we knew this would be a very special relationship.  They created a video for a project  called “What about the Children?”.  The following year they created “She Deserves It” and “Three Days in Haven House”; each time the projects became more ambitious. “Rage Against Violence” raises that bar as Gary once again teamed up with Dwight to create this expression of violence...

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