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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“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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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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ONE ACT – Pat Aplevich

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 We are honoured to introduce to you one of our featured readers in the upcoming production “Rage Against Violence”. Pat Aplevich is a long time resident of Kitchener – Waterloo and has contributed in many ways to making our community a kinder, better place to be. As a mother and grandmother, her dedication to caring extends inwards and outwards. She has even been rewarded for her community service several times:  2014 Zonta...

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Mudderella Team Conquers the Course and supports WCSWR

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Earlier this year, Ryan Browne signed up to do the Muderella Run and started recruiting her friends to participate with her. To participate, your team must complete obstacles on a 5-7 mile course that are made even more challenging as they and YOU are covered in MUD! When they signed up for the race, they were given the option of fundraising for the charity affiliated with the event, Futures Without Violence. This charity, while very worthy...

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