“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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Gore Mutual Insurance believes “She Deserves It”

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Gore Mutual Foundation Donates $100,000 to Rebuild Haven House in Cambridge   The Gore Mutual Foundation is honoured to announce their support of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, with a grant of $100,000 towards the campaign: Rebuild Haven House…She Deserves It. Heidi Sevcik, President and CEO of Gore Mutual and Farouk Ahamed, Chair of the Board of Gore Mutual, presented a donation to Mary Zilney, CEO of Women’s Crisis Services,...

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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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Women’s Crisis Services Public Education Events

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I recently had the opportunity to be a part of some very interesting public education presentations.  This past year we received some funding from the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation to educate PSW’s about Domestic Violence and how it relates to seniors.  This was an awesome population to reach out to as PSW’s often meet with seniors in their homes.  Another Outreach Worker and I completed eight presentations at St Louis School within...

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