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We have received several requests/questions regarding if we accept donations via e-transfer. Thanks for that! Yes, we can accept e-transfer donations anytime, to info@welcomecentreshelter.com. Please email us as well as that email, with the password and your mailing address and home email and we can send out tax receipt electronically as well. ... See moreSee less

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There are 8 kids shelter in today (most age 5 and under)- and kids deserve play. Our kids programming starts back up this week, with daily volunteer and staff hours, and with this heat- water activities are in high demand!

Want to help out? we are looking for kids sprinklers, buckets, water guns, hoola hoops, water balloons, and small kids picnic tables for the outdoor space. Think you can help? contact Erica at welcomecentrefamilyvolunteer@gmail.com!
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Alexis FluitI wonder, if someone has a pool, can they lend out their yard for an afternoon to your group for you to bring and supervise kids having a swim for a couple of hours?

6 days ago
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Annette StewartI would like to help

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MarMike BerthiaumeWe used a large bin with a top in, filled it with water, our grandson loved it , close the bin at night and have warm water the next day, 🤗

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Alex AlexOutdoor fun you say?! Can we play with them too? :)

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Kristin TousignantI have a kids picnic table for you

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Urgently looking for room rental for a senior, single male, under $450 monthly preferred. If you have or know of anything please contact us at housingsupport@welcomecentreshelter.com ... See moreSee less

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Welcome Centre Shelter for Women updated their cover photo. ... See moreSee less

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Sarah Smithis that a new ramp i see on the front of the building?

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Thanks going out for including the Centre as a recipient of donations. Get yours today! ... See moreSee less

Squirrel Picnic Tables! 100% of proceeds to Welcome Centre Shelter for Women! $15 minimum donation 😊 Allison Cruickshank and her hubby Tom are making them, I'm distributing. Paint them, decorate them, add a table cloth, get creative, or leave it as natural wood! If you want one PM me or message below. Let me know whether it's going on the side of a tree/fence, or on top of a patio railing/fencetop. 😊 Making to order within a day or three. 💜

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Tanya VigneuxMy kids want one of these so bad! Guess we better get one now! 😝

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Lynn StewartMandy Bond

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Gaelyn Galbraith-TaglioniThis is so cute😭

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Crystal Dawn-Marie HavingaStill available?

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Melissa Staley-RondotAre there any left?

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QUESTION: Are there any circumstances when you will accept someone that isn’t a woman into your shelter?

Good question - Although we are a “Women’s Shelter” for adult women 18+ at our main building on Bridge Avenue, there are circumstances when we will accept someone into shelter who isn’t a woman. For example, although we typically refer female youth experiencing homelessness to the Inn of Windsor, we will intake female youths ages 16 and 17 under special circumstances. Welcome Centre Shelter also prides itself on being an LGBTQ+ inclusive space. We operate under the understanding that members of the LGBTQ+ community experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience oppression and violence as a result of their gender expressions and identities and are therefore safer in a female designated space. As a result, Welcome Centre Shelter can provide safe shelter to transgender women and men, in addition to non-binary individuals who may be at increased risk of harm at other shelters or on the street.
As for non-residents, although we try to limit male-presence in our adult women’s shelter, there are some circumstances we will have men in the building. For example, when we have family including a man seeking intake to our hotel program, we bring them in to complete the intake process. Some of our women in shelter may also be working with male social service workers from other agencies and have meetings from within the shelter, in which case we would arrange for them to meet privately as per the comfort level of the resident so as to limit the male presence with the rest of the house. Occasionally we may also have male service workers, IT, emergency services, and other workers entering the building when a female is not available. In these circumstances, we always ensure that we give the women in shelter proper notice as a part of our trauma-informed practice.
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Alex AlexYou were also the only shelter to help my infant son and i through the hotel program. Of the over 20 domestic violence shelters i called throughout the province you were the only one who made services available to help me due to my gender. That has to be recognized and applauded as well. Your services save lives

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