Creating a new sense of Home- Thank you HomeSense

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We are so fortunate to have long standing relationships with our community, its residents and businesses. Some of those relationships start as a personal connection or as an employee led initiative, some start with the need to help others, some start with a simple donation of time, talent, or diapers. Our relationship with HomeSense was born from a corporate directive. One of their corporate charity initiatives is with Canadian Women’s...

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Lifting our spirits with WingsUp!

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It is always humbling when people in the community give of themselves and their resources to support our work and to help us support women and children moving beyond violence. There are many unique ways in which businesses have encouraged their employees and their customers to learn about Women’s Crisis Services. Our partnership with WINGS UP is a great example of leadership in that regard. After their involvement with VOICES CARRY, a...

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One GIANT Garage Sale

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Over $10,000 raised on one day to support Women and their children moving beyond abuse The statistics are alarming; 45% of Women’s Crisis Services (WCSWR) shelter clients are children, and most are under the age of 10. In any given year, this translates to over 200 kids who have been exposed to abuse and violence in their homes….the one place that should be the most secure and safe for them. Breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse is...

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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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Community focus at the Boardwalk

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  The Boardwalk is regarded as the destination of choice on the west side of Kitchener-Waterloo, as the host of dozens of retailers, variety of dining options, extensive medical services, entertainment, and gathering space.   Appreciated for its mix of unique stores and convenient access to national chains, their community-focus goes far beyond providing retail enjoyment. The Boardwalk is the lead sponsor for Women’s Crisis Services’ 6th...

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