Local supporting local! Proceeds from this event to support the agency. Only 50 spots available so register NOW! Advanced registration costs $10 and includes: - "From the Heart" $10 gift certificate - A special gift to thank you for attending - Spin the Wheel for up to 40% off of your purchases - Chances to win a raffle prize (value: $100) - Complimentary hand massages - Light refreshments and yummy snacks ... See moreSee less
FROM THE HEART, Card, Gift and Wig Boutique is celebrating their 29th anniversary with an EXCLUSIVE Women's Event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-5pm at their newly renovated store on Ottawa Street. Advanced registration costs $10 and includes:- "From the Heart" $10 gift certificate- A special g...
Reminder about Shoppers Home Health Care SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU, Growing Women's Health fundraising Campaign! So proud to have been chosen- ongoing until November 2nd and you can make a donation at your local store. #SHOPPERSLOVEYOU ... See moreSee less
Q: I want to help, I really do, but I don’t have a ton of money or stuff to donate- what else can I do?
A: Talk about it. Include women and families in the conversation when discussing homelessness and poverty in our community.
Ask your council representative about their platform relating to homelessness and poverty; many won’t mention women or families specifically, or at all- remind them that our community is one in which 1 in 4 children live below the poverty line.
Part of a community group, committee or organization? Ask the shelter to speak, we are always willing- whether it is 5 minutes or 50.
Talk about homelessness with your children in a way that promotes dignity, that connects homelessness to the larger systemic failures and not just “lazy poor people”
Volunteer at the Centre, or another shelter- if you can do so consistently for at least 3 hours or so a week
Read! Check the Homeless Hub- it’s a wealth of information!
Follow us on social media- help spread awareness of the agency further into the community
Attend our events- they can be a great night out, while also supporting the agency
Save us money that can go elsewhere to programming- things like yard maintenance, helping making flyers or promo items, cleaning, volunteering at our events, etc are all really important and help us create a wonderful and growing sense of community! ... See moreSee less
"They should all be arrested ,then checked for any ill health and then put to work, No more handouts. You work you eat. Get a broom and clean etc. No choice- to lie in the street , go to the bathroom in the street and- die in the street.. Put a strict program in place so helpless people will no longer be helpless."- Readers comment, Windsor Star, 2018.
The Mobility, Personal Responsibility, and Self Makingness Backfire. It's an actual thing and WE are making it worse. There are solutions though- worth the read! ... See moreSee less
Megan Ball RigdenHumans have a right to live under London bridge if they choose... I have trouble understanding how some have no empathy for what it may be like, not just to be vulnerable, alone, troubled and anxious... to fear society, and prefer to be alone often for their safety's sake... how lucky some of us just cannot imagine it.
Families experiencing homelessness- the emergency that has lost it's urgency in our community. Today's numbers, brought to you by poverty, lack of affordable homes in our community, violence, and family instability: 16 families (16 head of household, 29 dependents, 45 total family members), 17 single women on-site. Age range- 11 months to 72 years old. ... See moreSee less
Welcome Centre Shelter for Womenseeing this is starting to spread- which is a great thing! For those who have asked, messaged, called or emailed: thank-you! Food Bank donations always needed (dry goods, canned goods, non-perishable snacks for kids), winter coats in various sizes always help too. Our space is small, so not too much is needed to fill the shelves! Overall, the "want" from this post can be easy! Talk to your family, kids, friends, service group members, co-workers about solutions our community can work on together to ensure there is safe and affordable homes for all!
Deborah Lynn BeethamShared this post, hoping for donations for your vital service and for the Government to assess the need more clearly!
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Amber Rose-Marie Brunet-millerIf this is in windsor give me the address I want drop off all I got tons ladies clothes,shoes and more that I dont want apart with anymore...let me know please I would love to help them out any in needs..
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Bucky BooAll this has happened and drastically got worse under the so called leadership of windsor's current mayor, Dilkins and his predecessor fast Eddie Francis. People need to vote Matt Marchand for mayor of windsor and give him a chance to implement his plans for this and other similar issues that have gotten progressively worse, especially in the last 4 to 8 years.
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Satish ShonekI think ALL organizations that receive tax exempt status should chip in
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Nicole BéAn inclusionary housing ordinance adopted by the city would help. Any new residential development receiving over a certain amount in subsidies by the city or province must include affordable housing.
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Denise ClineWhat about Halloween costumes for the kids? Do they need some? Kids don't think like adults do, they will want to trick or treat. Sizes, characters?
In a golf challenge between Unifor Local 200 and Local 444 last month, Lady Laforet Director from the Welcome Centre Shelter For Women And Families graciously accepted a $1200.00 donation which was raised.
The rise in displaced residents is not going to end soon, and not without action. Some useful questions to ask: What is the plan to strengthen tenant/rent protections? Do we have a solid housing construction strategy (or plans for one)? How do we enable current residents to grab a hold of some of the wealth being created by these rising property values? Ever heard of a Community Land Trust? A Limited Equity Co-op? Do we have strict enough enforcement of housing maintenance code? (Hint- we do not). ... See moreSee less
Deborah Lynn BeethamShared. I do hope the municipal strategy changes to assist people with housing concerns in this city. I am not homeless, but it is difficult to find a place for 1 person with a pet. Time for change, since the current council seems not to care about the lack of affordable housing options.
School year is well underway- want to be a social justice warrior? Ask your local Trustee what they are doing to guarantee educational rights and supports for students experiencing homelessness, and what work they have done to remove any barriers these students may face in succeeding in school. Bonus question: ask how many have toured area shelters or inquired about local data on children experiencing homelessness in their area. ... See moreSee less
Shoppers Home Healthcare is supporting the Welcome Center through their Growing Women's Health instore campaign. You can show your support by making a donation at 1624 Howard Avenue. 100% of proceeds will go to the Centre and supporting emergency shelter for women and kids in Windsor. Follow the campaign or stop by the store- see what community support looks like in action and be a part of it! #SHOPPERSLOVEYOU ... See moreSee less
It's Friday--you know what this means, FAQ Friday!
Q: You want a BIGGER Shelter? I thought we were moving away from more shelters?
A:Our community has never had dedicated emergency shelter accommodations for families outside of the antiquated, unsafe, expensive use of hotels as shelter; "right-sizing the shelter system" is noted in the local community plan. The current women’s shelter was bought with 8 beds in mind and now offers 12 beds and 5 mats on the living room floor- most often all are full, and women are turned away regularly due to space. The hotel offers a single room only for families with kids- no programming space, common space, outdoor space for kids to play, has high security considerations, no laundry service, and lacks the 24 hour a day staffing and support that single men and single women have access to at area shelters. Women and families have different needs- serving them all in a single-site location is more cost efficient, allows for increased safety and security, increased programming, partnership-building and community impact, and in a building that allows for future use as transitional or permanent housing if the emergency shelter space is no longer needed (because that’s what we are really working towards, right?). ... See moreSee less