One Act – WRPS Chief Bryan Larkin

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Here is a man that needs no introduction. Waterloo Regional Police Services Chief Bryan Larkin, along with his team, have been strong partners of Women`s Crisis Services for more than 20 years. Bryan was appointed the 7th Chief of Police of the Waterloo Regional Police read more

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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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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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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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