Your Holiday Generosity

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  During the holiday season, your spirit of generosity and kindness is appreciated and celebrated by the staff and clients of Women’s Crisis Services. There are several businesses, community groups, individuals and more that come together to ensure that the holiday season is a special time for Women and Children in our shelters. We certainly couldn’t provide a special celebration without you and your thoughtfulness. Already we...

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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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It All Starts with A Step

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        It All Starts With a Step by John Goodwin There are two types of change for a person, Involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary change happens when a change is made for you by other forces or a change by someone else affects you.  These can be things like losing your job to downsizing, a friend or family member passing, a restructuring at work, or your car breaking down and needing a new one.  These are changes that...

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Cybersecurity & Violence Against Women

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  When we think about cybersecurity, we often think of security from identity theft, fraud, phishing, or hackers who steal passwords and information. But cyber – or online – security has a broader meaning for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Cybersecurity also means personal safety – safety from harm, harassment, and abuse while online. For many survivors, being online can feel unsafe because the abuser or stalker is...

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