Spring Clean Project

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  As the land begins to thaw and the winds blow warmer, nature starts to bloom.   Spring is a time of growth and renewal.  It is a time when we often choose to purge and clean our homes from the things that collected over the winter, open the windows and air out our spaces.  Some of us launch spring projects to refresh our homes.    At Anselma and Haven House we too purge our spaces, clean the yards, open the windows and plan what herbs...

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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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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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