Answering the call

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As the cold weather starts to creep in and the days are getting shorter, the women and children at Haven House and Anselma House are spending less time outside. Often we will see them settling in with a donated book, scootching around residence in a knitted pair of slippers and playing board games with other residents. When the frost comes, we will undoubtedly see our Residential workers pull out our well stocked supply of hats, scarves and...

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Back To School

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The end of summer is near, which means we are preparing for “back to school” here at the shelter. There are currently 22 school aged children residing at Anselma House in Kitchener, and 15 school aged children at Haven House in Cambridge. Each family receives support from the Child and Youth team around back to school needs including, school registrations, school transfers, safety plans and school supplies. We are happy to inform you of the...

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Back to School!

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          As our Child and Youth workers, residential staff, and everyone else at our two shelters have been trying to keep the kids busy during the summer, the days have flown by! Trips to local museums, splash pads, libraries and day camps helped keep the kids busy and have fun. Our gardens are flourishing, our walls filled with art and craft projects and the boundless summer energy is spent. We are now turning our...

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