“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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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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Rebuild Haven House Ground Breaking

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Rebuild Haven House Ground Breaking Celebration Cambridge, ON- Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) held a ground breaking ceremony today to celebrate the start of construction of “Haven House”, a 45-bed shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse in the Region of Waterloo. To learn all about this project, and why we are rebuilding, click here. The new Haven House will be built on a 2.286 acre...

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